Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: The Arts - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (50%) , Essay (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach The Arts curriculum in Lower Secondary school. The unit will focus on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, resources, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to The Arts in Lower Secondary Teaching and learning practices to support and challenge a diverse student cohort are explored.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary The Arts based on local, national and international research
  2. evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
  3. appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary The Arts teaching programs
  4. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Lower Secondary The Arts
  5. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary The Arts.
  • Assignment — Exercise (50%)
  • Essay (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Unit Introduction/Assessments, WA Curriculum Overview/Arts Learning Area, General Capabilities, Cross Curriculum Priorities
2Framing the Arts Teacher Identity, Lesson Planning, Microteaching preparation/demonstration
3Cognition in the Arts, Mapping the learning journey across phases of schooling
4Evolving concepts of good teaching, Programming Principles
5National Curriculum (Arts), (Arts Ideas; Arts Skills), Visual Diaries/Journals
6National Curriculum (Arts), (Responses; Arts in Society), Critical Response Frameworks
7Devising Task Briefs: Part A
8Devising Task Briefs: Part B
9Assessment Principles - Assessment Criteria
10Assessment Processes - Writing Rubrics, Marking keys
11Making judgements - Sources of Evidence, Moderation
12Making judgements - Sources of Evidence, Grade allocations
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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