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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM906: Arts Education Theory, Practice and Potential

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Arts education– the influence of culture, history and policy
  • Practical explorations of the elements of each art form and engagement with examples of learning and teaching through practice.
  • Inter-disciplinary learning between the arts and across curricula
  • Multi modal approaches to teaching and learning in and through the arts
  • How ¬†educational futures are informed by creativity and learning in the arts
  • Inclusion and alternative approaches to teaching and learning exemplified through art forms
  • Tensions and dilemmas within different ways of thinking about the arts in educational futures

Independent, collaborative and peer to peer learning is encouraged. The module staff are well-connected to regional and international arts specialists and practitioners and the module usually includes connections to them.


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3010 x 3 hour seminar/lectures/workshops/tutorials
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities0.5Academic tutorial
Guided Independent Study80Directed study: preparation for seminars/workshops, including individual and group tasks
Guided Independent Study90Assignment preparation
Guided Independent Study100Self-directed study additional reading and practice

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).