New Learning, the Visual Narrative and Well-being

Course code EDUC4803
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course is designed to address the role of visual narratives as they inform identities and the paradox of globalisation. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, new learning, social, cultural and visual technological change and the impact on education; imaging and performative knowing; an exploration of identity as portraiture or visual narrative; the centrality of creativity and the visual in new learning, knowledge competencies, active citizenship, well-being and the civil society in the 21st century.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories that underpin the debates about new learning in a globalised world.

2. Develop discursive and reflective practices around issues of civil citizenship as they inform the emergent beginning teacher through personalised visual and written narratives of self as learner and citizen.

3. Employ creative visual strategies and skills to communicate self as learner and educator through visual narratives.

4. Learn how to utilise Arts-based methods for research into pedagogy.


This course will address topics such as:

  1. New learning and the paradox of globalisation.
  2. Postmodernism, learning narratives and local and global cultures.
  3. What are visual narratives and how do they work in contemporary society?
  4. Techniques in Visual narratives.
  5. Issues of subjectivity, creativity, well being and the role of the arts in developing unique identities and strong inclusive school cultures.
  6. How to construct visual narratives as a body of work that communicates to an audience multiple perspectives on narratives of self as a new educator.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: New Learning, the Perzine & the Paradox of Globalisation

Written Assignment: Perzine Pedagogies

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning will typically consist of a series of online activities, presentation. This is an accelerated course.


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term