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Arts Education

Learn to use the arts to invite creativity, lateral thinking, communicate ideas and more.

This subject is concerned with the study of teaching and learning art, music, dance and drama in the education sectors, as well as in the population more generally.

  • ALED510 Contemporary Themes in Arts Education
  • ALED515 Drama as Pedagogy: The Mantle of the Expert

Further papers will be offered from 2019. These will include a general Arts Education paper and papers in specialists Arts Education areas. For further information please contact the Programme Advisor.

You may choose further papers from any subject or specialisation offered for the Master of Education, or from the Master of Educational Leadership.

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Key information

Study Arts Education in these qualifications

Arts Education as a specialisation of

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture18B (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.
EDART100Principles and Practices of Arts Education18A (Block), 18A (Block - Tauranga) & 18B (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
EDART201Dance In Educational Contexts18S (Tauranga)
The paper explores dance education through exposure to a range of dance skills, knowledge and teaching strategies. It embraces current dance practices through practical experiences and guided inquiry.
EDART202Visual Art in Educational Contexts18T (Hamilton)
The paper explores a chosen art process through exposure to art skills and visual research strategies. It embraces current art education practices through art experiences and guided inquiry.
MAORI261He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Maori and Pacific Art18B (Hamilton)
This paper examines the artistic traditions and contemporary expressions of Maori and Pacific peoples and the relevance of those traditions today.
TEAL228Learning and Teaching the Arts 218A (Hamilton)
This paper will give students the opportunity to study in two of the four arts disciplines of dance, drama, music and visual arts. It continues the study of Arts education in the primary school with an emphasis on planning and implementing the programmes that reflect modern practice and the aims of the Arts curriculum.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SPLS308Performing Dance18A (Hamilton)
An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ALED510Contemporary Themes in Arts Education18B (Block)
This paper gives participants a deep, critical understanding of a range of key, contemporary Arts Education issues especially as these are reflected in the current research literature and invites them to adopt a number of ways of investigating these issues independently.
ALED512Music Education: Theory and Practice 1This paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
ALED515Drama as Pedagogy: The Mantle of the Expert18S (Hamilton)
This paper gives students, including practicing teachers with a specialism in drama education, the opportunity to research, critique and plan programmes for learners using the drama-based inquiry learning system 'Mantle of the Expert'.
ALED551Special Topic18B (Block)
Further study and investigation into a selected area within Arts or Language/Literacy Education.

Leon Henderson Since 2013 Leon has been a research associate at Cambridge University, working in an automotive engineering capacity on a project funded by Volvo Trucks.

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Programme Advisor
Claire Coleman
Phone: 07 838 4466 extn 7867
Room: TC.3.26