Fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment through core 3rd-year courses in a revised BCA

McDonald, Janet (2009) Fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment through core 3rd-year courses in a revised BCA. In: Curriculum development in studio teaching. STP Case Studies of Effective Practice (4). Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Sydney, Australia, pp. 29-36. ISBN 978-0-7334-2825-8

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This case study describes the role of a number of core courses in the third year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree at the University of Southern Queensland. In a major restructure of the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree, the disciplines of Music, Creative Media, Theatre and Visual Arts are linked into a single degree program and students have the opportunity to choose courses and majors across disciplines in consultation with program staff. The core third year courses described in this case study provide
opportunities for students to work with peers across disciplines and to explore pathways into the profession. A strategy for encouraging hybridity through cross disciplinary collaboration in the production of arts for public consumption is the focus of this innovative
curriculum design.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Theatre
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 11:04
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-disciplinary studies; majors; curriculum design
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development

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