Arts Education

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Discover how to use the arts curriculum as a learning opportunity with this Online Arts Education unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University.

The unit focuses on the role the arts plays in primary education, and equips teachers with tools and strategies to bring the arts into the classroom.

By studying this unit, teachers learn about the value of the arts as a learning area in the primary school curriculum, and the parameters of arts education.

Teachers walk away from the unit with an enhanced understanding of how to integrate arts into their own lesson plans, and how to foster creativity and self-expression in the classroom.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for enrolment for this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

Areas of study

In this education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The nature of arts education – what you bring to your teacher role
  • The value of the arts and why it is a nominated learning area in the primary school curriculum
  • Parameters of arts education – open-ended structures and units of inquiry
  • Authentic arts education in an integrated curriculum
  • Creativity and how to foster it in the arts learning area
  • Arts literacy for self-expression – lesson planning
  • Reflecting and responding
  • Culture, identity, diversity and belonging
  • New media – its uses and benefits in the arts classroom
  • Planning a unit of inquiry
  • Assessment
  • The learning environment – community partnerships

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Walk away from this unit with specialist training in arts education and the ability to:

  • Understand the ways in which the arts is a cultural enterprise
  • Critically interrogate the arts curriculum, domains of arts learning as well as the principles of arts pedagogy
  • Evaluate the use of technology and how it can be integrated into the curriculum to support arts education
  • Effectively plan, deliver and assess classroom activities and lessons that address arts education

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Arts Education from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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