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Teaching Arts in the Primary Years

Postgraduate | CUR-MTP509 | 2024

Learn how to design and teach arts activities that reflect arts learning principles. Examine the features of safe and ethical learning environments, create enquiry-based lessons and evaluate arts teaching and learning using an improvement framework.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Teaching Arts in the Primary Years

About this subject

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

    1. apply understanding of the discipline and the Australian Curriculum to evaluating, planning and resourcing authentic arts education practices
    2. demonstrate a competent standard of arts literacy in the making and responding strands of the arts curriculum sufficient to implement authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences
    3. create an inquiry-based sequence of arts lessons in accordance with the principles and content in the Australian Curriculum: The Arts that present challenging and authentic learning opportunities for a nominated age group
    4. design and implement an arts learning experience appropriate for the children’s school age that involves safe, responsible and ethical practices and reflects authentic arts learning principles
    5. evaluate arts teaching and learning through a learning advancement cycle framework

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Primary Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

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

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

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Graduate Certificate in Education

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