Teaching Primary Australian Curriculum - The Arts PG (11337.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Naomi Zouwer
Dinham, J. (2019). Delivering Authentic Arts Education (5th ed.). Cengage Publishing
Sinclair, C Jeanneret, N.C., & O'Toole, J. (Eds.). (2012). Education in the Arts. Oxford University Press
Additional readings and resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
When developing your lesson plans, it is encouraged that you are using your skills in lesson planning and design to create engaging and rich lesson resources. Using materials from commercial sites such as TPT, Twinkl, Sparkle Box etc. is not desirable in this unit. If you adapt resources from commercial sites and sources, please note this in your lesson planning and resource development.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit. The Unit Convener reserves the right to orally question a student on their assessment work.
Participation in ‘school based' classes is a condition of this unit as these classes are added to your mandated professional experience days, and attendance will be recorded. You must participate in 100% of the ‘school based' tutorial classes to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Indicative hours for this unit:
- workshops/clinics: 3hrs x 10 weeks (30 hours)
- preparation for workshops: 4 hrs x 10 weeks (40 hours)
- preparation and completion of assessments: 80 hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Participation in ‘school based' tutorial classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. You must participate in 100% of the ‘school based' tutorial classes to pass this unit. In the event that you cannot attend your assigned session due to illness or extreme circumstances, you must provide appropriate documentation to the Unit Convener as soon as possible. In the case of sessions missed due to illness or extreme circumstances, both the academic content and the professional experience component are required to be made up. More than two documented absences may lead to failure of the unit due to non-completion.
*Note: This unit commences with week 1; 2;3 & 4 on campus (see timetable for rooms) and weeks 5;6;7;8 & 9 (Primary) will be school-based to meet accreditation requirements of 2.5 days (Primary) professional experience followed by an online session in week 10 and an excursion to the National Gallery of Australia in week 11.
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
Required IT skills
General IT skills required, including ability to engage with Canvas features.
Artificial intelligence services must not to be used for assessment or assessment preparation by students unless explicitly allowed in the assessment instructions for an assessment task published with the assessment task and/or in the unit outline. That is, an artificial intelligence services may only be used if:
- its use is authorised by the unit convener as part of a specified
assessment task, and
- it is used in the way allowed in the assessment instructions and/or unit outline, and
its use is appropriately referenced, meaning that students must reference the use of AI in their assessment in the same way as they reference other source material.
For the excursion to the National Gallery in week 11 there may be parking costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums
5 x school-based clinics
This unit involves work integrated learning: Placement or Internship
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisation/s). You must complete Pre-Place: Preparation for Work Integrated Learning prior to commencement of your Clinic Placement. You can self-enrol in this module through the UC Learn site here.
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
Keeping the unit convener informed
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit convenor is informed.
The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore, all unit enquiries should be sent by email using a student university email account. Students should contact the Service Desk ( email@example.com ) if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Children in tutorials and seminars
Children of students enrolled in Creative Arts Principles are welcome to attend tutorials if no other appropriate childcare is available.
Each child's attendance is on the proviso that the child's presence does not disrupt the learning experience for their parent or other
tutorials participants. Please inform the unit convener and tutor if you intend to bring children to tutorials.
Theoretical Foundation of Unit
Arts education is founded on the theoretical basis of experiential learning, otherwise known as "learning through doing and reflecting", in the form of art as a vehicle for the development of critical thinking, aesthetic understanding and creation, cultural sensitivity and emotional development. This theoretical framework is based on the work of Elliot Eisner, John Dewey and Donald Schon.
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