Creative Arts Curriculum

Course code EDUC6281
Not available in 2015

Description

The course will examine the evolution of creative and performing arts curriculum in Australia and internationally.

Opportunities exist for this critical exploration into the benefits and place of the creative arts in either early childhood learning settings, primary, secondary and tertiary learning contexts or in community contexts such as art galleries and community arts centres.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Examine the aims and objectives of creative and performing curriculum(s), taking a comparative case study approach, within and across sectors and specialisations;

2. Examine the historical legacy of past curriculum, research and theory as it informs present debates;

3. Specialist curriculum characteristics, strengths and weaknesses;

4. The case for informal and formal creative and performing arts curriculum;

5. The role of community and audience in shaping new curriculum: partnerships and new educational opportunities;

6. The role of creative arts curriculum in sustainability agendas, identities, culture, well-being and the environment;

7. New technologies and the shaping of creative arts curriculum; and

8. Impact of popular culture on creative arts curriculum.

Content

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  1. Creative and performing curriculum(s), taking a comparative case study approach, within and across sectors and specialisations, discourses and ideologies
  2. The historical legacy of past curriculum, research and theory as it informs present debates and the critical re-construction of curriculum.
  3. Specialist curriculum characteristics , strengths and weaknesses: epistemologies, ontologies and skills and knowledge
  4. The case for informal and formal creative and performing arts curriculum looking at sector opportunities for innovation in curriculum.
  5. The role of community and audience in shaping new curriculum: partnerships and new educational opportunities.
  6. Creative arts curriculum: cultural and environmental sustainability
  7. The economy and globalisation: so where do the arts fit?
  8. Creativity, innovation and the role of the creative and performing arts in shaping the creative industries
  9. Knowledge, power and creativity through a critical pedagogies orientation.
  10. New media and new literacies the role of the creative and performing arts.
  11. Indigenisation in curriculum?
  12. Scoping curriculum futures for the arts?
  13. Scoping the sectors and community for creative and performing arts contribution for sustainable cultures: early childhood learning settings, primary, secondary and tertiary learning contexts or in informal learning contexts that may include community art centres, theatre education, orchestra, choral and band groups, artist in residence programs, museums and art galleries.
  14. Popular culture v's high art traditions.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term. Tutorials may be delivered on-line as advised by the Course Coordinator.