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EDCR233 Visual Arts and Music

An introduction to the Music and the Visual Arts learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum.

Paper title Visual Arts and Music
Paper code EDCR233
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
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EDPR 131, ELIT 199 and EMAT 199
Limited to
Primary Education students only.

Andrea Robertson
Maria Kewene-Edwards

Teaching staff

Andrea Robertson
Maria Kewene-Edwards
Alli McKenzie Visual Arts (Southland)
Alice Hildebrand Music (Southland)

Paper Structure


  • Inclusive approaches to teaching singing, instrumental playing creating, and listening
  • Music and technology
  • Observation and reflection
  • Planning for music teaching

Visual Arts

  • Making and knowing about Art - drawing and painting, or working in 3D to explore making and responding within a theme or context for art making
  • Teaching and learning in Visual Arts - developing knowledge and strategies to implement Visual Arts programmes in primary schools

Required Texts:

  • Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

In each Arts discipline the students will:

  1. Make appropriate links to the New Zealand Curriculum.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of content knowledge relevant to each subject area
  3. Explain pedagogic strategies appropriate to each subject area.
  4. Consider New Zealand’s bicultural heritage relevant to each subject area.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 16-18, 21-22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 16-18, 21-22

Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
A2 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22
A3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22
AND one stream from
B1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
B2 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22
B3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22