Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
Coordinator(s)Dr Anne Harris


This unit requires students to apply both theoretical and practical knowledge in creative pedagogies within the framework of interdisciplinary classroom practice. The unit is for students wishing to deepen their knowledge about creative teaching strategies across all subject areas and levels, to enhance their discipline expertise developed throughout this course. This unit demands that students take a broad and interdisciplinary view of creative pedagogies as applied in diverse disciplines and contexts, and make links between theory, practice and research. Students will be required to draw upon both their classroom experiences and the research literature as they actively participate in developing their pedagogical capacities in this area.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. show an understanding of the aims, approaches and resources relevant to specific creative approaches, especially as outlined in the Australian Curriculum, AusVELS, VCAL and the VCE,
  2. demonstrate an ability to plan and assess for effective learning, employ a range of resources to engage students, maintain a safe and stimulating creative learning environment, and apply this knowledge cross-curricularly,
  3. develop and practise skills in imaginative thinking, creative extensions of pedagogical practice and problem-solving, arts-based pedagogies and working collaboratively with others, and
  4. take actions informed by these critical understandings and skills to nurture the creative and imaginative skills of both students and teaching colleagues.


Assessment Task 1: Integrated unit plan and reflection (4000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Creative pedagogies portfolio (4000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Contact: 3 hrs/week; private study 21 hrs/week