Courses & Units

The Arts Educator: Pathways to Professional Practice EMT551




As the introductory unit of the secondary Arts education specialisation, this unit focuses on exploring the role of the Arts educator, developing skills in reflective practice in Arts education, and
creating an individualised pathway towards your professional practice. The unit will involve interactive online learning activities with peers, and engagement with the work of Arts education
specialists in schools. You will investigate the role of the Arts educator through the lens of critically reflective practice. Commencing with your entry level skills and knowledge, and with reference to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, you will highlight areas for focus and articulate a plan to develop these, expanding your skills and knowledge across two disciplines. By the end of this unit, you will have developed: an introductory understanding of the role of the Arts educator, an understanding of critically reflective practice in Arts education, explicit understanding of your own skills and knowledge in two discipline
areas, and a clear pathway for your ongoing professional learning.


Unit name The Arts Educator: Pathways to Professional Practice
Unit code EMT551
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff

Dr Bill Baker

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070105

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online, with weekly readings and activities


Task 1: Interview and critical reflection (50%). Task 2: Pathway planning (50%).

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