Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anne Harris


This unit introduces students to pedagogical and curriculum-related issues in arts education, spanning Prep to Year 10. It provides students with an overview of different approaches to theories and practices of arts education. It prepares students for the tasks of selecting content and designing units of work in the arts. Students explore discipline-based arts (music, dance, drama, visual arts), as well as cross curricula and integrative approaches to the arts.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will:

  • develop a critical understanding of issues in arts education
  • understand current research in arts education pedagogy
  • develop an awareness of disciplinary skills and concepts in the arts
  • obtain skills in content selection and curriculum design in the arts
  • engage with arts practices and experiences.


Assessment task 1: Research assignment (2000 words or equivalent, 50%); and Assessment task 2: Arts project (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

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Contact hours

12 hours per week (equivalent)