EDAR342 - The Arts Education 2: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

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This unit is designed to provide pre-service teachers with an introduction to the field of The Arts in Education. Experiences in the areas of Dance and Drama (and Media Arts where required) develop the pre-service teacher's foundational knowledge and understandings of the distinctive nature of the Arts subject disciplines. Pre-service teachers will develop a critical appreciation of the unique contributions the arts make to society and how these contributions can be engaged with and interpreted in primary school settings. Theoretical concepts, arts practice, pedagogical principles and curriculum structures within Dance and Drama (and Media Arts where required) are examined and applied in the evaluation, design and implementation of learning experiences that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners in primary school settings.