Teaching Arts in the Primary Years
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.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply understanding of the discipline and the Australian Curriculum to evaluating, planning and resourcing authentic arts education practices
- 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
- 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
- design and implement an arts learning experience appropriate for the children's school age that involves safe and ethical practices and reflects authentic arts learning principles
- evaluate arts teaching and learning through a learning advancement cycle framework
- Nature and function of arts experiences in primary school education
- Making and Responding in the five arts subjects
- Arts pedagogies to develop diverse children’s agency as individual learners
- Planning an inquiry-based program and lesson planning
- Assessment of arts learning
- Review of learning and teaching in a continuous advancement cycle
- Partnerships and lifelong learning strategies for effective educators
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This subject prepares pre-service teachers to teach the Arts in Primary schools through the five Arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media arts, Music and Visual arts. It explores authentic Arts education practices and inquiry-based learning approaches. It develops Arts literacy competence in pre-service teachers and considers safe and ethical teaching and learning environments.
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- Portfolio of arts teaching content and resourcing and planning (60%)
- Lesson plan and video of teaching (40%)