EDAR308 Creative Arts Education 1: Introduction to the Creative Arts
This unit is designed to provide preservice teachers with an introduction to the field of the Creative Arts in education. Introductory experiences in the areas of Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama and Media Education (where applicable) develop the preservice teachers' foundational knowledge and understandings of the distinctive nature of subject disciplines. Preservice 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 and/or Visual Arts and/or Drama and/or Dance and/or Media are examined and applied in the design and implementation of classroom practices in school settings. This unit provides foundational understandings and experiences that will inform preservice teachers’ choices in areas of specialisation in EDAR Creative Arts Education 2.