This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts, through the lifespan and strategies employing creativity to support better ageing and mitigate risk factors for dementia. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks, develop their own creativity and reflect on the cognitive benefits.
|Unit name||Creativity for Life|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||4/11/2024||27/11/2024||31/12/2024||23/2/2025|
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- Demonstrate an understanding of the evidence-based research of the benefits of engagement with the arts and creativity across the lifespan
- Develope practical skills and methodologies associated with creativity in the arts
- Apply creativity and critical reflection and evaluation in practical engagement with the arts
- Integrate scholarly research skills to communicate arguments and ideas with appropriate use of discipline-specific terminology
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Online learning including discussion boards, practical activities and Zoom tutorials and webinars, with self-directed learning (approx. 8hrs weekly)
|Assessment||Task 2: Online quiz (10%)|Task 4: Discussion participation (10%)|Task 3: Written Reflection (30%)|Task 1: Creative projects (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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