Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett


Students will develop: a rationale of education through the arts and the place of dance in arts education; processes common to the arts including creating/making and presenting, arts criticism and aesthetics, past and present contexts and other aspects of dance curriculum such as devising dance lessons and safe dance practice. Practical experience in dance is a major part of the unit.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:

  • an understanding of the nature of dance in education and its place in major curriculum and Arts documents;
  • have a basic knowledge of the available resources that can help with ideas, and the range of stimulus materials that can be used in a dance program;
  • have examined the common elements of the arts and the unique qualities of dance;
  • be able to observe and analyse the movement of others;
  • be able to articulate a rationale for the inclusion of dance in the school curriculum;
  • display a commitment to the process of dance education.


Essay (2000 words): 40%
Dance composition: 30%
Oral presentation: 30%
Satisfactory completion of practical components

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Rosemary Bennett

Contact hours

2 hours per week