Visual and Media Arts Education - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment - Performance of Micro Teaching (40%) , Portfolio - ePortfolio (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Planning and pedagogy of authentic forms of arts education are addressed through the curriculum subjects of Media and Visual Arts. The Australian National Curriculum provides the framework for planning sequential, inquiry-based and engaging learning opportunities for children in an integrated primary school curriculum. Pedagogical understandings and practices that support children’s creativity, self-expression, meaning-making and communication of ideas are emphasised. Experiential learning opportunities facilitate the development of practical understanding of the scope and nature of arts learning across the primary school years. Personal media and visual arts literacy are promoted as the foundation for teaching within a lifelong learning framework.

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

  1. describe and evaluate the application of the principles of authentic forms of arts education with reference to the Australian Curriculum and alternatives
  2. within a lifelong learning framework, develop arts literacy and capability through personal investment in visual and media arts praxis, reflection and appreciation, to a foundational standard for teaching
  3. create programmes of sequential lessons that reflect an understanding of child development, curriculum and arts pedagogy and the ethos of sustainable, safe, functional, ethical, inclusive and culturally sensitive learning contexts
  4. appraise valid forms of integrating of the arts in children’s learning, developing partnerships and creating forms of arts advocacy for sustaining and invigorating arts learning
  5. apply professional skills to structure and teach arts activities that reflect authentic arts learning principles.
  • Assessment — Performance of Micro Teaching (40%)
  • Portfolio — ePortfolio (50%)
  • Test (10%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You don't have to enrol in this unit if you have completed EDP260 Arts Education as they are considered equivalents.

  • Additional materials — A small range of art materials as specified in the unit outline
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

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.

1Introduction. Context of arts education - Arts education. Arts literacy
2The learning context. Children's developmental growth. Visual arts skills and pedagogy
3Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning explorations of 2D Media. Reflective thinking and critical review of creative work.
4Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Visual arts learning explorations of 3D Media. Integrated learning
5Visual arts skills and pedagogy. Responding to an artwork/artist's work (arts appreciation)
6Reflective teaching for planning
7Planning inquiry-based learning experiences
8Assessment: Micro teaching (including peer assessment)
9The Internet and digital resources. Media arts skills and pedagogy
10Media arts skills and pedagogy. Participate in media arts project - create a Visual Arts WebQuest Portfolio
11Media arts skills and pedagogy. Participate in media arts project
12Partnerships. Arts as culture. Review of unit

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Interactive Games
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Delivering Authentic Arts Education

    By:Judith Dinham

    ISBN: 9780170236157


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