Creative Arts, Play and Mental Wellbeing
Undergraduate | TAS-FXA303 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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Creative Arts, Play and Mental Wellbeing
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Analyse and reflect critically on forms of creative work and play and effects on mental wellbeing and self-management of emotions
- Synthesise interdisciplinary knowledge, research skills and cultural awareness, and principles of trauma-informed care to evaluate arts programmes intended to enhance mental wellbeing
- Analyse complex societal scenarios and identify problems, proposing creative arts-based solutions supporting mental wellbeing
- Communicate effectively to general and specialist audiences demonstrating creativity and interdisciplinary understandings of the effects of participatory creative arts and play on mental health and wellbeing.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics.
Participation in the creative arts has been shown to afford a wide range of benefits to mental health and wellbeing for young and old. This subject explores ways in which the creative arts and play can be used therapeutically to support and enhance mental wellbeing for children, adolescents and younger people. It explores particular challenges associated with life events, neurodiversity, or for those who are from minority or marginalised groups. A framework derived from principles of trauma-informed practice is used to inform critical evaluation of complex issues, and to consider appropriate and effective design of creative arts and play-based activities in a variety of scenarios. You will have opportunities to explore your own creativity and gain practical insight into different roles in the therapeutic arts, and to explore your own interests by conducting individual research that will deepen your understanding of the potential of creative arts and play for supporting aspects of the mental wellbeing of a specific cohort.
- Online Quiz 1 (10%)
- Online Quiz 2 (10%)
- Puppet as Research Response (30%)
- Peer Learning and Discussion (10%)
- Essay (40%)
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- 0.125 EFTSL
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