Faculty of Education

Monash University

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
OfferedNot offered in 2015


This unit introduces students to pedagogical and curriculum-related issues in arts education, spanning levels Foundation to Year 8. 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 and media arts), as well as cross-curricula and integrative approaches to the arts.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

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


Research assignment (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Arts project (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

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

See also Unit timetable information

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