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This unit provides an introduction to working with the Arts in educational contexts. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the distinctive value of Arts education, particularly the opportunities that it provides to deliver integrated and creative early childhood and primary learning experiences. By the end of this unit, you will be better able to articulate the value of the Arts in education; engage with the essential elements and processes of each of the five art forms (dance, drama, media arts, music and visual art); apply the Arts organising strands of making and responding across the art form areas; and understand the critical role of the teacher in initiating quality arts education in and across a school curriculum.

Summary 2021

Unit name Introduction to Arts Education
Unit code EMT694
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr. Mary Ann Hunter

Teaching staff

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



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and analyse the key values underlying the inclusion of the Arts in school education.
  2. Identify the elements of each of the five art forms (dance, drama, media arts, music and visual art) through experiential practice.
  3. Synthesise key literature and apply the Australian curriculum in the arts organising strands of making and responding to plan for integrated cross-curriculum arts learning.
  4. Appraise the critical role of the teacher in initiating quality arts education in and across the curriculum.




Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Lecture online and 1 x 2 hour tutorial for 13 weeks.

Off Campus:
Fully online with weekly readings and activities.


Task 1: Tutorial Task - Personal Reflection and Question (10%)

Task 2: Arts Education Blog ePortfolio (40%)

Task 3: Lesson Sequence (50%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.



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