Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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This unit requires students to apply both theoretical and practical knowledge in creative pedagogies within the framework of a research project. This unit extends the learning in EDF5811 (Creative pedagogies in practice) for students wishing to apply creative pedagogical research methodologies in community- and school-based contexts. Further, it will enable all pre-service teachers (not just those who will teach creative arts in schools) to expand their chosen discipline knowledge developed over their participation in this course to include creative approaches to teaching and research. This unit demands that students take a broad and interdisciplinary view of creative pedagogies as applied in diverse disciplines and sectors. Students will be required to draw upon both their classroom experiences and the research literature as they actively participate in developing their research capacities in this area.


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

  1. synthesise theoretical frameworks which help to explain the collaborative, diverse and dynamic nature of pedagogical spaces and places, including interactions among individuals, communities and whole societies,
  2. demonstrate knowledge of how students learn creatively, effective creative teaching, strategies and cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral application,
  3. demonstrate a capacity to critically reflect, evaluate and improve knowledge and practice within a research context, drawing from professional literature and independent internship, and
  4. demonstrate an understanding and appropriate application of arts education theory.


Assessment Task 1: Independent study (internship) (4000 words, 50%), and Assessment Task 2: Case study research report (4000 words, 50%)

Contact hours

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