Arts Education (2019)

Arts Education comprises the study of Dance, Drama, Music-Sound Arts and Visual Arts in a range of educational and community settings. The Arts are an essential part of living. Engaging in the arts offers significant intrinsic societal value, enhances academic outcomes and contributes to overall quality of life. Students in Arts Education papers will gain specific discipline knowledge and a broader understanding of the Arts in educational settings through hands-on learning opportunities that nurture curiosity and creativity.

The postgraduate Masters in Education (Arts Education) programme extends upon this knowledge and deepens theoretical understandings. Students graduating with significant study in the area of Arts education are well positioned to take leadership roles within schools ensuring creative and meaningful learning in the future.

Papers with the subject code EDART may be taken by any student, with the approval of the appropriate Dean.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture19B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues.
    EDART100Engaging with Arts Education in the Community19A (Block) & 19A (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper aims to develop students' strength in learning and teaching selected arts disciplines in school and community settings.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDART203Music in Educational Contexts19T (Tauranga)
    This paper explores music education enabling students to further develop their musical skills and knowledge in the context of school and community music education.
    EDART204Drama in Educational Contexts19S (Block)
    This paper will introduce students to the key concepts of drama and contribute to the development of specialist skills and dispositions required when working with drama as a pedagogy or for performance.
    MAORI261He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Māori and Pacific Art19B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the artistic traditions and contemporary expressions of Maori and Pacific peoples and the relevance of those traditions today.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DANCE301Performing Dance19A (Hamilton)
    This paper offers an advanced study of choreography for performance, focussing on solo choreography, critical reflections on embodiment, gender and culture in dance, and a final public performance production.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDART501Contemporary Issues in Arts Education19B (Block)
    In this paper, students will engage with a range of contemporary local and global issues impacting Arts education, culminating in a critical, in-depth examination of one issue and its implications for teaching and learning.
    EDART502Critical Approaches in Applied Arts Education19A (Block)
    This paper focuses on the ways in which Arts practitioners and educators can critically interrogate the place of the Arts practice as both a responsibility and opportunity in specific applied contexts.
    EDART503Dance Education: Transformative Perspectives19S (Hamilton)
    This paper will develop advanced applied understanding of dance in education in New Zealand and international contexts with a critical focus on pedagogy, curriculum, policy, and practice.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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