Performing Arts for Educators

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

This online Performing Arts for Educators unit is designed to introduce school teachers to the crucial role that the arts play in a child’s early development and learning experiences.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit focuses on the way in which dance, music and drama encourage young children to think creatively, and fosters their self-expression and ability to communicate ideas.

By completing the unit, teachers can expect to develop their arts literacy and presentation skills, enabling them to provide more targeted arts education opportunities to their students.

The unit has been developed to address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as well as the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Curriculum. Enquire now and enhance your teaching career today!

Eligibility

There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this performing arts for educators unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Arts as forms of praxis for exploration, creation and expression
  • Why are the arts valued in education: Research and rationale
  • What are authentic learning experiences in the arts: children's developmental growth and education through arts engagement
  • What is meaning-making in the arts: drama literacy – concepts and skills
  • Narrative and self-concept: storytelling in drama
  • Drama as making and responding
  • What is meant by creativity and self-expression: music literacy – concepts and skills
  • Singing and its cultural significance – song writing
  • Percussion – performing, recording and sharing your song
  • Kinaesthetic knowing: dance literacy – concepts and skills
  • Dance and diversity: critical review of a dance performance
  • Choreographing, performing and reflecting

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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?

Primary school teachers and early childhood educators will benefit from undertaking this unit of study.

With a deeper understanding of the arts under your belt, you’ll walk away from this unit with the ability to:

  • Understand the significance and role that the arts plays in life, society and education
  • Apply the principles of authentic arts engagement through experiential learning in dance, drama and music education to help foster a child’s creative thinking, self-expression and meaning-making
  • Understand the research evidence behind the ways the arts contributes to a child’s developmental growth to promote positive outcomes
  • Demonstrate a foundation of arts literacy competency for teaching
  • Develop presentation and communication skills through dance, drama and music to become a confident performer and communicator

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Performing Arts for Educators 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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