Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate understanding of The Arts as both meaning-making and cultural enterprises, with particular consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts practices and Asian arts
  2. analyse arts learning experiences with reference to the principles of authentic arts education, the development of children’s identity and agency, and the expectations of the school curriculum
  3. develop within a lifelong learning framework, and to a foundational standard for teaching, personal arts literacy and capability through engagement in visual and media arts praxis, critical review and reflection
  4. design a unit of inquiry (arts learning module) of sequential and meaningful learning experiences on a theme that reflects an understanding of curriculum, and arts pedagogy, as well as the ethos of sustainable, safe, functional, ethical, relevant and culturally sensitive learning contexts for a diversity of students
  5. apply professional skills to plan, organise, teach, assess and review, in the context of an improvement cycle, an arts learning activity undertaken with children, that reflects authentic arts learning principles and pedagogy.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as EDP263 Visual and Media Arts Education

Planning and pedagogy of authentic forms of arts education are addressed through the curriculum subjects of Media and Visual Arts. The school curriculum provides the framework for planning sequential, inquiry-based and engaging learning opportunities for primary school children. Experiential learning opportunities and reflective practices 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. Pedagogical understandings and practices that support the development of children’s identities and agency through their creativity, self-expression, meaning-making and communication of ideas are studied, practiced with children, and reviewed using an improvement cycle framework.

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

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  • ePortfolio of Arts Making, Arts Responding and Arts Program (50%)
  • Video-recorded Performance of Micro Teaching (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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Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-SED-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Education Secondary Education

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  • Core Education Subjects - Unrestricted
  • Major in The Arts (Visual Arts) Education
  • Major in English Education
  • Major in Humanities and Social Sciences Education