EDUC 5253


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To provide students with knowledge of curriculum content, pedagogical approaches and practices in the areas of Technologies and the Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts) relevant for Learners (Reception - year 7) and to actively and critically study the Arts and Technologies, and their application as curriculum content within educational environments.

Course content

Students will engage with a cross-disciplinary approach to learning Technologies and the Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts), develop their existing knowledge, skills and understanding of Technologies and the Arts National curriculum frameworks and professional standards, learn about a range of subject specific pedagogies and apply these to planning for the development of student’s design and creative thinking, and technical capabilities.


Dinham, J 2017, Delivering authentic arts education, 3rd edition, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC.

Fleer, M 2016, Technologies for children, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC.


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5251 Curriculum and Pedagogy 1 (HASS and Technologies)
EDUC 5252 Curriculum and Pedagogy 2 (Arts and Health and PE)



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 5 weeks
Workshop (Arts Intensive) 5 hours x 5 days
Tutorial (Technologies) 3 hours x 7 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Portfolio, Project


EFTSL*: 0.125
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Education Futures

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