Students will critically explore emerging visions, theoretical perspectives, and creative approaches that broaden pedagogy in arts education. The emphasis is on creative pedagogies in dance, drama, music and visual arts, moving the paradigm from a modernist curriculum focus to postmodernist approaches appropriate to students living in a multicultural society, globalised world, and digital age.
In 2019, this course will have a dance focus and will be particularly relevant for secondary teachers of dance. Primary teachers who have a passion for teaching dance may also be interested. You will have the opportunity to explore creative approaches to learning and teaching dance through participating in practical activities. You will extend your understanding of dance education and explore ways to develop students’ abilities to respond creatively to choreography and performance tasks. You will develop a wider understanding of creative pedagogies that can be used to support learning as envisaged in the arts curriculum.
At the completion of this course, it is intended that students will be able to:
- Explain how a pedagogical framework for the arts is supported by understandings of the significance of learning in the arts and of the links between theory and practice.
- Demonstrate a grasp of concepts of creativity and of contemporary arts thinking through practice and participation in the arts disciplines.
- Articulate a personal emerging stance on the place of the arts in the curriculum, and the potential for research through arts based approaches.
- Express critically informed and reflective insights into the application of arts education to living in the C 21st.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 1): On campus sessions every week on Mondays from 4:30-7:30pm
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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes: