Courses & Units

Arts Pedagogy EMT652


This unit focuses on multiple facets of the overall professional practice of secondary Arts teachers. It will explore and build on the knowledge and experience you gained in the successful completion of EMT552 and will enable you to critically examine current innovations, theories, practices and pedagogy in an inclusive Arts curriculum specific to your identified Arts area. This unit aims to support you in the development of a philosophy of Arts teaching that demonstrates a consistency of approach across pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on the practical aspect of curriculum design, authentic assessment and the linking of theory to practice. The unit is taught in a modular structure that will allow to you to focus exclusively on your main secondary teaching area - either drama, music, media or visual arts for the majority of the semester. Please note that if you are enrolled in the Comprehensive Arts Specialisation, you will complete the pedagogy module of your second Arts teaching area embedded within the unit EMT653 Partnerships in Arts Education


Unit name Arts Pedagogy
Unit code EMT652
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Abbey MacDonald
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • review, analyse and synthesise research and resources relevant to the ways in which students learn in the arts.
  • apply content knowledge of arts teaching and learning processes to authentic contexts.
  • identify, design for and evaluate quality teaching and learning sequences for arts education.
  • articulate ways in which to apply arts education strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • incorporate into teaching practice the qualities and skills of a reflective and creative arts education practitioner.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070105 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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