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Teaching Primary Australian Curriculum - The Arts PG (11337.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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In this unit, students will develop their skills and knowledge in teaching the five strands covered by The Australian Curriculum: The Arts (Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts) in primary school settings. The Australian Curriculum is based on the assumption that all students will study the five Arts subjects from Foundation to the end of primary school. In preparing for primary classroom teaching, students will analyse and interpret The Australian Curriculum: The Arts, while gaining practical knowledge of how to teach each of the five Arts strands across the bands covered in the primary school years. In exploring how The Arts is embedded in learning, students will consider various cultural perspectives and develop skills in self-directed learning to gain the skills needed to teach each of The Arts strands covered in the curriculum to diverse students. Students will plan, structure and sequence Arts learning programs, including the use of ICTs, toward assisting students to achieve appropriate learning goals in the curriculum area of The Arts.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand and apply a variety of teaching strategies to the content of the five Arts strands (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts) based on current best practice in creative Arts education for primary school aged students, both teacher-led and through programs and partnerships (such as visiting performances, demonstrations and exhibitions, artists in residence, and access to galleries, theatres and other Arts venues);

2. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the unique aims of each of The Arts strands in the Australian Curriculum and apply these understandings in creating effective assessment strategies to assessing each of The Arts;

3. Understand and apply a variety of varied cultural perspectives to Arts learning experiences for primary school aged students in each of the five Arts strands, and demonstrate teaching strategies that explore Australia's histories and traditions through The Arts, both traditional and contemporary, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;

4. Develop an understanding of providing for diverse student learning needs for exceptional students in The Arts, including students with disabilities and gifted and talented students;

5. Demonstrate the ability to engage in self-directed research and learning, and professional development and learning activities toward developing teaching skills in all five of The Arts strands; and

6. Engage students through the teaching and exploration of varied Arts practices through available and emerging technologies, including ICTs and literacy and numeracy strategies, that enable primary school students to express and represent ideas.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 3 hour workshop on campus per week.


This unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.



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