Creative and Performing Arts, Culture, Community and Future Learning

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

This 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.

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
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge None
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment 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 Assignments - Assessment 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 Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6282

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