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EDUP1016: Education and the Arts 1

Creativity is one of the 4C's deemed crucial for 21st century learning. Fostering creativity in the primary classroom and in pedagogy more generally is central to Education and the Arts 1. This unit offers rich experiences in the four Creative Arts strands: Drama, Visual Arts, Music and Dance. It utilises experiential learning approaches and combines both theoretical and practical/studio practice across a range of artforms appropriate to K-6 classrooms.

Code EDUP1016
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the rationale for including the Creative Arts in the NSW curriculum
  • LO2. Develop and demonstrate understanding of the various Elements, Concepts, Forms and Subject Matter of Drama, Visual Arts, Music and Dance as outlined in the NSW Creative Arts Syllabus
  • LO3. Plan purposeful Creative Arts experiences for primary children; gain the skills and confidence to effectively teach these in the classroom
  • LO4. Reflect critically about how the Creative Arts can be used as a powerful tool to develop learning across the NSW K-6 curriculum
  • LO5. Become creative and imaginative thinkers; begin to understand how the Creative Arts develop critical thinking skills and the importance of different perspectives and learning styles.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.