Subject details

  • Topics
    • Unit introduction & curriculum overview of The Arts learning area
    • Framing The Arts Teacher Identity - lesson planning & microteaching
    • Cognition in The Arts - mapping the learning journey across phases of schooling
    • Evolving concepts of good teaching & programming principles - discrete disciplinary approaches, interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary approaches
    • National Curriculum (The Arts) - Arts Making Thread/strands
    • National Curriculum (Arts), (Responses; Arts in Society), Critical Response Frameworks
    • 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 - sources 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
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject 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 1 - Exercise (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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