Improving Literacy through the Arts (EDMT6011)


This unit of study encourages students to develop innovative strategies for using the Arts, specifically drama and visual arts, as critical, quality pedagogy to improve students' literacies and deepen English outcomes in primary age children. While the unit focuses on the value of Arts learning, it also stresses that teaching in, across and through the Arts must be done with integrity.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x3-hr workshop/wk for 4wks


reflective scrapbook (40%) and unit of work or rationale via an artform (60%)


Gibson, R. & Ewing, R. (2011). Transforming the curriculum through the arts, Camberwell, VIC: Palgrave Macmillan. Ewing, R. & Simons, J. (2004). Beyond the script: Take two. Newtown, NSW: PETA.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of units

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Cross-institutional study

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