Pre-requisites

ED621 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments: School Observation (5 days)
ED631 Curriculum, Assessment and Data: School Observation (5 days)
A combination of 6 units from the student’s Major and Minor

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit focuses on developing your knowledge, competencies, application and confidence to plan for and engage students in rich, meaningful and well-organised arts learning experiences, including the performing arts of Dance, Drama, and Music, and visual representation and expression through Visual Arts and Media Arts. The unit covers the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Australian Curriculum relevant to these different art forms in primary schooling, as well as learning theory and pedagogical approaches appropriate to teaching the arts. You will make connections to relevant literacy and numeracy learning and develop strategies for including this in planning and teaching. The unit covers best practices for teaching and assessing the various art forms through discipline-based and integrated approaches, including equipping you, as generalist teachers, to maximise learning in and through the performing and visual arts to engage all learners and enrich the broader curriculum. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the need to plan appropriate and differentiated learning experiences in the arts suited to the students’ developmental stages, diverse needs, abilities and giftings as relevant to the various art forms.

Through the unit, you will also develop an understanding of different perspectives on the arts in society and in curriculum, and their role and significance culturally and traditionally. The unit will specifically explore the influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts heritage, traditions, and practices and identify strategies that promote students’ appreciation and respect for them, including appropriate protocols for engaging students in Aboriginal artworks (visual and performing arts). You will engage with a Christian perspective on the different art forms and how this can shape curriculum and pedagogies.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2023
Face to face: Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2022, and Semester 2, 2024

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.