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Arts Education: Drama & Dance EPR330


In this unit, you will be introduced to drama and dance as key Primary and Early Childhood learning areas as well as core components of the Australian Curriculum. You will explore how students learn about and through the arts, with a particular focus on how drama and dance can be integrated across the curriculum. The unit has a strong practical and applied dimension, where you will be required to plan, teach, record and critically reflect on a dance and/or drama learning sequence. By the end of this unit, you will be able demonstrate a critical understanding of drama and dance education, including the ways in which students learn in the arts and the unique pedagogical skills required.


Unit name Arts Education: Drama & Dance
Unit code EPR330
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Associate Professor Mary Ann Hunter
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and interpret theoretical principles underlying Drama and Dance education.
  • Identify, describe and enact the features of quality teaching in Drama and Dance.
  • Reflect on and analyse the unique ways in which students learn in and across the curriculum in Drama and Dance.
  • Plan, implement and reflect upon a learning sequence that includes encounters in Drama and Dance.
  • Source and critique literature relevant to Drama and Dance education and write using academic conventions.

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
070199 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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EPR130 or ESH130


AssessmentReflection (10%)|Analysis (40%)|Plan (50%)
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