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This course provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to the theory and practice of fostering creative action and response in education within the context of teaching the New Zealand Curriculum learning area 'The Arts' in primary and intermediate schools. Each of the four arts disciplines (i.e. Music-Sound Arts, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama) will be critically examined in terms of pedagogical and subject content knowledge, and current research related to the development of creativity within an Arts education context explored, to enable participants to design and implement relevant, research-informed, culturally inclusive Arts programmes in schools. The course will complement learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary), including Professional Practice.
Admission to the GradDipTchLn(Primary)