Subject details

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

  1. examine local, national and global research and evidence-based practices in The Arts in Lower Secondary
  2. apply teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development in this major teaching area
  3. evaluate a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform The Arts Lower Secondary learning and teaching programs
  4. incorporate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to devise differentiated learning and teaching experiences that support and challenge all students in The Arts in Lower Secondary
  5. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan learning and teaching experiences with demonstrated impact in The Arts in Lower Secondary.
  • Topics
    • Unit Introduction/Assess; Curriculum Overview; General Capabilities ; Cross Curriculum Priorities
    • Framing the Arts Teacher Identity; Lesson Planning; Microteaching preparation/demonstration
    • Cognition in the Arts; Mapping the learning journey across phases of schooling
    • Evolving concepts of good teaching; Programming Principles; disciplinary, trans/interdisciplinary approaches
    • National Curriculum (Arts); Arts responding thread/strands; Art ideas/skills; Visual Diaries/Journals
    • National Curriculum (Arts); Arts responding thread/strands; Art ideas/skills; Critical Response Framework
    • Devising Task Briefs: Part A; Writing conventions; discipline specific considerations
    • Devising Task Briefs: Part B; Writing conventions; discipline specific considerations
    • Assessment Principles; Assessment criteria
    • Assessment Processes; Writing rubrics; Marking Keys
    • Making judgements; Source of evidence; Moderation
    • Making judgements; Sources of evidence; grade allocations
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office, video & editing software

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach The Arts curriculum in Lower Secondary school. The subject 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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  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report — 2 part submission (50%)

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 subject

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