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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

This unit offers the opportunity to extend Arts practice and expertise to enhance the meaningful inclusion of the Arts in schools. The unit creatively explores the many ways that the Arts can be incorporated into classrooms, the  curriculum and school culture. From immersions in the individual Arts disciplines to engaging the Arts as pedagogy in  other curriculum areas, this unit critically explores the unique impact and benefit of the Arts for children and young people, the school and wider community. The unit is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the Arts, as well as deeper experiences with each of the Arts domains and practices.

Unit content

Module 1: The Arts and Arts-based Pedagogies in Schools

Module 2: Developing an Arts rich Culture and Environment

Module 3: Teaching Artfully

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 Understand and apply key concepts, skills and practices in The Arts.
2 Explore a variety of artistic engagements to curriculum and pedagogy.
3 Creatively develop Arts based practices for implementation within schools.
4 Critically analyse and evaluate the impact of including Arts based practices in the school community.

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

  1. Understand and apply key concepts, skills and practices in The Arts.
  2. Explore a variety of artistic engagements to curriculum and pedagogy.
  3. Creatively develop Arts based practices for implementation within schools.
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate the impact of including Arts based practices in the school community.