Learning Area Visual Art (Additional) 2

Subject EDUC90480 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Prerequisites: You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Dr Wesley Imms


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject synthesises teacher candidate’s broad (and developing) understanding of Visual Art curriculum with the realities of what they see happening in schools. Teacher candidates will explore how the secondary school student develops academic and social knowledge values and beliefs through visual art practice. Through the design and implementation of a “curriculum project”, teacher candidates will examine the role of the art teacher and her/his curriculum in this process. This is done through a praxis model. In-depth discussion of professional literature and analysis of practicum experiences will allow teacher candidates to re-examine their personal epistemologies, and re-articulate their concepts of pedagogy. A “curriculum project” will require teacher candidates to explore these findings in a school setting, through a self-designed strategy. A practical exercise will explore specialised VCE strategies
Objectives: On completion of this subject, the teacher candidate will be able to:
  • Assimilate professional literature into daily teaching practice;
  • Practise evidence-based teaching in a Visual Art setting:
  • Design, implement and evaluate a curriculum project aimed at extending personal pedagogies and epistemologies;
  • Show communication skills, which develop rapport with school students and fellow staff, and will have the developing skills of a reflective practitioner.
Assessment: There are 2 assessment tasks:
  • A curriculum project with written report and presentation (equivalent to 2800 words) due late semester (70%)
  • On-line submissions (equivalent to 1200 words) due mid-semester (30%).
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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 (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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