Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


The 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

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2