EEI302 - Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy Approaches and Practices


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


The role of mixed and multimodal therapies that assist and support young people with additional needs is essential in enhancing learning, social skills, emotional regulation and behavioural skills for young people. This unit will introduce students to a range of therapies, including, but not limited to, visual and tactile arts, sensory experiences, drama, dance and music therapies and natural therapies including biophilia.

Therapeutic and education approaches will be explored and applied in workshops, during student fieldwork, placements or other educational contexts (working with a friend’s child, relative or in an out of school activity) to support the role of therapies as pedagogical approaches to education.

Students will complete a reflective journal to keep track of their engagement in workshops and relevance and application to their future profession. They will develop skills in collaborating with peers by exploring therapeutic interventions but as this is a unit in the School of Education it will also focus on how creative arts therapies can be adapted and applied to aid in young people's learning, socialisation, emotional and behavioural development.

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