EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8)

In this subject students will develop and demonstrate understanding of the processes of planning, learning and assessing in the creative arts, whilst considering the intent of both the K-6 Creative Arts syllabus and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). They will explore various theoretical perspectives that inform creative arts education in the early childhood and primary contexts. This will lead to the development of appropriate learning experiences and assessment in creative arts, reflecting child centred and engaging learning environments.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMA410. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not avaliable to students who have completed EMA210.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand and reflect on learning and creative theories for the development of effective creative arts learning experiences;
  • be able to plan developmentally appropriate creative arts learning experiences for children;
  • be able to evaluate children's work samples to understand their learning;
  • be able to identify and understand appropriate assessment for the creative arts and how this supports teacher knowledge of a child's level of learning; and
  • be able to plan and develop sequential learning experiences with relevant assessment in the creative arts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The creative process
  • Curriculum frameworks
  • Planning for learning in the creative arts
  • Consistency in planning, teaching and assessing
  • Observing children's artmaking

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMA410 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Planning & observing in creative arts
Assessment in creative arts

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.