Subject details

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

  1. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Senior Secondary Arts
  2. analyse assessment data to provide feedback and inform learning and teaching in Senior Secondary Arts
  3. examine robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Senior Secondary Arts to educational stakeholders
  4. draw on contemporary research-based knowledge, evidence-based practices and understanding of Senior Secondary Arts curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. develop assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Senior Secondary Arts.
    • Subject orientation, introduction, mentors and assessments; inclusion, differentiation, disability legislation School; curriculum standards authority (SCSA) website and resources
    • The arts learning area and curriculum evolution since 2000
    • Current WACE arts course design templates
    • Programming and compliance issues for teachers of the WACE Arts courses
    • Arts making – rationale, essential content, learning outcomes, contexts, assessment types
    • Arts responding – rationale, essential content, learning outcomes, contexts, assessment types
    • School based assessment: Formative
    • School based assessment: Summative
    • Consistent and comparable judgements and reporting
    • External assessment
    • Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) overview
    • Post school study and industry pathways subject review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

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

CUR-EDS111-Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: The Arts

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach the Upper Secondary Arts curriculum. The focus of the subject is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary Arts. The subject examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Essay (50%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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