Creative Arts Curriculum

Course code EDUC6281Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2011
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1 50% 2000 words
Curriculum aims, goals or intentions from the perpectives of two creative and performing arts curriculum that align in relation to specialisation, sector, developmental stage or nation.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2 50% 2000 words
Select either essay question
Creative arts curriculum and culture and their role in education and cultural sustainability.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term