Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett


In this unit students 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 be able to:

  1. have an understanding of the nature of dance in education and its place in major curriculum and arts documents
  2. demonstrate 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
  3. examine the common elements of the arts and the unique qualities of dance
  4. observe and analyse the movement of others
  5. articulate a rationale for the inclusion of dance in the school curriculum
  6. display a commitment to the process of dance education.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)