Arts and Artistry:Studio to Classroom

Subject 460-643 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Parkville, on campus
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
Prerequisites: 460-508 Primary Arts Education
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: This subject will enable students to extend their practical and theoretical understanding of the arts in relation to primary education. In this practice-based subject, students will be supported in the development of their arts skills, their arts pedagogy and their theoretical understanding of arts practice in the curriculum. Through engagement with a series of workshop or studio-based tasks, students will be introduced to the two key principles of this subject: the skills and craft underpinning their specific arts practice and the concept of the classroom as an artistic and creative environment. The subject will provide teacher candidates with an understanding of a range of contemporary arts practices in the primary school, an understanding of the processes associated with art making with children, and the relationship between arts in educational and cultural settings. Teacher candidates will create their own studio-based work, will work with children in school settings and will engage in curriculum development and theoretically-informed reflection. The subject will entail practical workshops and group-work in supported by theories of aesthetic curriculum and embodied learning
Objectives: On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
  • Articulate the importance of the aesthetic elements of teaching and learning;
  • Have practised basic artistic skills necessary for effective pedagogy
  • To examine contemporary artistic teaching contexts
Assessment: There are 3 assessment tasks:
  • A written assignment (1300 words) (30%)
  • A curriculum project (1300 words) (30%)
  • A folio and /or performance project (1400 words equivalent) (40%)
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of changes.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have a conscious personal and social values base.
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Primary)

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