Subject details

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

  1. describe and evaluate the application of the principles of authentic forms of arts education with reference to the Australian Curriculum and alternatives
  2. within a lifelong learning framework, develop arts literacy and capability through personal investment in visual and media arts praxis, reflection and appreciation, to a foundational standard for teaching
  3. create programmes of sequential lessons that reflect an understanding of child development, curriculum and arts pedagogy and the ethos of sustainable, safe, functional, ethical, inclusive and culturally sensitive learning contexts
  4. appraise valid forms of integrating of the arts in children’s learning, developing partnerships and creating forms of arts advocacy for sustaining and invigorating arts learning
  5. apply professional skills to structure and teach arts activities that reflect authentic arts learning principles.
    • Authentic arts education, the curriculum and elements of the visual language: Explored through visual arts activity
    • Arts learning as sensory exploration: Investigating the visual world through observational drawing
    • Designing lessons that stimulate creativity, imagination and self- expression: Explored through visual arts activity
    • Planning the program: Units of Inquiry
    • Review of General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum priorities in the Arts Learning Area & introduction to Media Arts as visual narratives
    • Arts Responding and learning about the world of art: Creative and effective ways of engaging in Arts Responding activities
    • Lesson planning and assessment
    • Assessment in the Arts Learning Area
    • Dialogues for learning in a learner-centred and inquiry-based learning context
    • Stewardship of the ethical, safe, functional, inclusive and culturally sensitive learning environment
    • Moving forward: Life-long learning and the benefits of partnerships
    • The long view: Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
    • Review and reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Interactive Games
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Wikis

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

CUR-EDC161-Performing Arts for Educators , or CUR-EDS101-Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP260 Arts Education as they are considered equivalents.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    A small range of art materials as specified in the unit outline

Planning and pedagogy of authentic forms of arts education are addressed through the curriculum subjects of Media and Visual Arts. The Australian National Curriculum provides the framework for planning sequential, inquiry-based and engaging learning opportunities for children in an integrated primary school curriculum. Pedagogical understandings and practices that support children’s creativity, self-expression, meaning-making and communication of ideas are emphasised. Experiential learning opportunities facilitate the development of practical understanding of the scope and nature of arts learning across the primary school years. Personal media and visual arts literacy are promoted as the foundation for teaching within a lifelong learning framework.

*** You will be required to locate a small range of art materials to complete art activities. ***

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  • Performance of Micro Teaching (50%)
  • ePortfolio (50%)

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