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EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: UCTP or BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Ed) or BEDU (Special Ed) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN or BEED or BPED


In Semester 3, 2023 this course will be delivered as a Transition (9 week) semester, commencing on 13 November 2023 and concluding on 12 January 2024.

Arts experiences play an important role in the development of human creativity, imagination, inquiry, aesthetic appreciation, meaning-making and cultural enrichment. The skills developed through this course will assist pre-service educators to further develop students’ cognitive thinking, imagination, and critical reflection in conceptual and practical ways through a range of viewpoints such as personal, social, cultural and historical. This is the first of two Arts courses situated in the primary program and as such provides an important foundation to develop the confidence, skills and expertise for pre-service educators to teach this key learning area.

This foundation course explores how the five arts subjects of The Australian Curriculum - The Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts can be planned, taught, and experienced by a diverse range of learners. To effectively engage diverse learners in arts- based learning activities teachers must develop arts-specific knowledge including the skills and pedagogy to assist a range of learners. Through this course pre-service educators will develop understanding about the unique nature of the arts and develop their skills to encourage and guide learners to explore and represent their ideas, develop skills and techniques in a range of arts forms, share artworks through performance, presentation or display and respond to and interpret artworks. Although the five arts forms have close relationships and are often used in interrelated ways this course will also focus on their individual practices, terminology and unique contribution to society. The multiple roles of teachers including how to access specialist services such as visiting performances and teacher professional development will also be included to emphasise the importance of engaging in professional learning and with the school and wider community.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Transition Semester 3, 2023 9W Online
Date printed 24 September 2023