EDAR368 - Creative Arts Education: Introduction to Creative Arts
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This unit is designed to provide pre-service teachers with an introduction to the field of the Creative Arts in education in the primary school context. Introductory experiences in the areas of visual arts, music, dance, drama and media education (where applicable) develop the pre-service teachers' foundational knowledge and understandings of the distinctive nature of subject disciplines and relevant national and state curriculum and assessment documents. Pre-service teachers will develop a critical appreciation of the unique contributions the arts make to society and to learning, and how these contributions can be engaged with and interpreted in the classroom. Pedagogical principles, theoretical components and practice within music, visual arts, drama, dance and media are examined and applied in the design and implementation of classroom practices in primary school settings.