Creative and Performing Arts, Culture, Community and Future Learning

Course code EDUC6282Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Arts and cultural learning theories are examined as they inform key learning concepts such as aesthetic understanding, design, visuality, improvisation, innovation, creativity, intuitive, expressive and reflective understanding, performative and embodied knowing, symbolic learning, representation and narrative theory. Media, culture and arts literacies, interactivity and audience are also examined and together all of the above provide a background for commencing a critical examination of the impact and relationship between the creative and performing arts, culture and education.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. examine the range of arts and socio-cultural learning theories and key concepts as they inform personal learning, culture and education generally;
2. study the role and impact of arts learning technologies in a nominated learning context , formal, informal, national, international, audience development and community engagement; and
3. critically evaluate the contribution of arts learning within contemporary learning debates.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
1. Creative and performance arts learning, cognitive insights and inquiry models;
2. Arts learning theories: embodied, performative, performance, interpretive, conceptual, transformative, socio-cultural, intuitive and expressive, creativity, visuality, design,
3. Arts learning contexts re-examined: from early childhood to community arts and museums
4. The learner as artist, the artwork(s) and artists intentions and the role of the audience
5. The relationships between and across the creative arts learning platforms, new learning and new literacies
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1 50% 2500 words
The contribution of an arts and/or socio cultural learning theories and/or key concept(s) to personal learning, socio-cultural understanding and education for life.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2 50% 2500 words
A critical essay substantiating research into an area of research interest and its validity in the 21st century for transformational learning for the individual.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term