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Subject details

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

  1. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary Arts
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary Arts
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary Arts to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary Arts curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary Arts.
  • Topics

    • Unit Orientation & Introduction
    • The Arts Learning Area and Curriculum Evolution since 2000
    • National and Local Upper Secondary Arts Course Design Templates
    • Programming and compliance issues for teachers of the State Upper Secondary 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
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources

    • 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

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

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

Core
  • CUR-SEC-MAS-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • CUR-SEC-MAS-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software

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%)

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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