Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Teacher Candidates must meet the minimum academic study requirements for teaching in specialist areas, in accordance with the Victorian Institute of Teaching's Specialist Area Guidelines, for entry into this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Wesley Imms
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject develops teacher candidates’ understanding of the place of Visual Arts in contemporary schools in Australia. By considering the principles of learning and teaching that underpin effective classrooms and the research that supports these principles, this subject will widen teacher candidates’ appreciation of exemplary teaching in this area.
This subject introduces teacher candidates to the core curriculum knowledge required to teach Visual Art in secondary schools. Principal curriculum models including VELS, VCE and the National Australia n Curriculum are explored. The skills required to write lesson and unit plans for the art classroom are developed. Techniques for including “making” and “responding” approaches in the classroom are covered. Key theorists are studied as a means of rationalising individual epistemologies and pedagogies for teaching art, and to meet the socio-learning requirements of students from diverse backgrounds. Teacher candidates are introduced to cognitive theories relevant to Visual Art education, methods for assessing art in the classroom, and practical teaching techniques for the art classroom.
This subject involves training in numeracy through the use and understanding of measurement in studio art activities. Counting, measurement and use of numerical methods permeates every visual art discipline; for example, volume measurement in photography, the understanding of ratio formulas of glaze construction in ceramics, and complex manipulation of size, scale and ratio in Visual Communication and Design.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1 Support student participation
4.2 Manage classroom activities
4.4 Maintain student safety
5.1 Assess student learning
5.5 Report on student achievement
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
There are 3 assessment tasks:
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.
Collection of readings
VCE Study Guides for Art, Studio Art & Visual Communication and Design
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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