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The Practice (PCK) of Teaching the Arts (9885.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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Students will build on their existing arts knowledge to develop a range of skills in the teaching of the arts to young children. Students will: extend their understanding of arts concepts and language; recognise the importance of specific pedagogy within and across different arts disciplines; and, increase their confidence of delivering authentic and effective arts education. A range of established arts teaching methodologies will be utilized and reflection on these experiences will allow development of personal pedagogic frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a developed understanding of the terminology and skills in the five arts disciplines as outlined in the Australian Arts curriculum;

2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of and distinction between the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of effective arts education in the Arts disciplines;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of careful planning and responsive delivery with respect to arts education;

4. Recognised that design of arts learning activities as part of an integrated program of teaching adds a stimulating dimension to the teaching of young children;

5. Discern the appropriate use of a wide range of resources, including ICT resources, they have available to them for the teaching in the Arts discipline; and

6. Demonstrate a beginning understanding, respect and strategies for teaching across Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.


Students in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) course must have passed 24 credit points.

All other students must have passed 36 credit points.



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