1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
2 x 2-hour workshops weekly
1 x 1-hour project work once-only
1 Admission into MTSEPR-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Primary)
1a Admission into MTPR-Master of Teaching (Primary)
1b Admission into BEDSEOS-Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
1c Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1d Admission into BEDPRBGSC-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of General Science
1e Admission into BEDPRBSE-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Special Education
1f Admission into BEDSTBDS-Bachelor of Education Studies, Bachelor of Disability Studies
2 4.5 Units in level 2 EDUC topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f)) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC3501 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
High level of literacy competency. Basic computer literacy.
Topic description

Through an integrated teaching approach this topic introduces an understanding of the role of creative expression in society. Creative development is linked to theories of child development and to the importance of providing every child with the opportunity to practise and develop in creative expression. The themes of analysis, response and practice are explored in relation to the different forms of creative expression and in different cultural and vocational contexts. Students are introduced to a variety of appropriate teaching methodologies and resources, the importance of organisation and materials management in the learning environment, the use of information and communication technologies and to necessary practical skills for teaching in the areas of the expressive arts. Current curriculum frameworks are used for planning for learning, and students address long-term planning for teaching encompassing rich, integrated learning, inclusive teaching practices, and the embedded use of information and computer technology.

Educational aims

That pre-service teachers:

  • Will develop an understanding of the role of creative expression in society
  • Are introduced to a variety of relevant and innovative teaching methodologies and resources
  • Develop the ability to use inclusive teaching practices when planning for teaching and learning in the expressive arts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Develope resources and a range of methodologies and skills for teaching the expressive arts
  2. Demonstrate an ability to plan for effective and developmentally appropriate teaching in the expressive arts
  3. Demonstrate an ability to use inclusive teaching practices when planning for teaching and learning in the expressive arts

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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