This unit will introduce you to key theories and research praxis in the field of arts education. Beginning with an exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of the role and value of the arts in civil society, you will examine the research evidence of the impact of quality arts education on academic, personal and social learning. You will investigate key issues in the historical development of at least two arts education disciplines (i.e. dance, drama, music, media arts or visual arts) and become familiar with current discourses and debates as articulated in key Australian and international arts education journals. By the end of the unit, you will have developed an understanding of the foundations of this field and familiarity with contemporary approaches to scholarship in arts curriculum, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary critical studies.
|Unit name||Foundations of Arts Education|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Abbey MacDonald|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- identify, analyse and respond to current issues surrounding the role and value of the arts in contemporary society and the ways in which these inform arts education.
- recognise and articulate the distinct value of aboriginal and torres strait islander arts to australian cultural and educational practice.
- recognise and distinguish between the elements and processes of art form(s).
- review, analyse and synthesise research relevant to the ways in which students learn in the arts.
- interpret the research evidence for the benefits of arts education for the purposes of advocacy.
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|Assessment||Essay (40%)|Portfolio (60%)|
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