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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Aims to develop students’ knowledge of the central concepts of Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts, as well as personal competence in these areas. The unit also explores critical and creative thinking and the providence with Arts.

Unit content

Module 1: The Arts: Domains of The Arts

Module 2: The Arts: Visual Art

Module 3: The Arts: Music 

Module 4: The Arts: Drama

Module 5: The Arts: Dance

Module 6: The Arts: Creativity

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain the interrelationship of critical thinking, creativity and the arts to each other and to society
2 demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding across the range of creative arts
3 demonstrate personal competency and development in the arts and skills in personal, academic and arts literacies
4 demonstrate skills and understandings in the use of technology and media to present information and communicate with others

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the interrelationship of critical thinking, creativity and the arts to each other and to society
  2. demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding across the range of creative arts
  3. demonstrate personal competency and development in the arts and skills in personal, academic and arts literacies
  4. demonstrate skills and understandings in the use of technology and media to present information and communicate with others

Prescribed texts

  • Roy, D., Baker, W., & Hamilton, A. , 2019, Teaching the arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education, 3rd, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN: ISBN:978-1-108-55236-3.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.