Creative Arts Principles (9865.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic skills and understandings in music, visual arts, dance and drama; and
2. Design and implement learning experiences for children in music, visual arts, dance and drama at the early childhood/primary level.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed 24 credit points.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 323JA B Primary Education (Creative Arts).
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Naomi Zouwer
Dinham, J. (2019). Delivering Authentic Arts Education (5th Edition). Cengage Publishing.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment submission Most of the assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site. Please ensure you complete the student information, including name, ID, date of submission and word count (if applicable) at the top of each template.
Note - 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.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date - Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted. It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
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.
Responsibility for understanding - If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convenor or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details. In order to be eligible for a deferred exam, students must contact the Exams Office within 3 days of the scheduled exam time to request a deferred exam.
Special assessment requirements
As students will demonstrate achievement of skills and knowledge in the different Arts disciplines of Music, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance and Drama, students are required to pass all assignments in order to pass the unit. The Arts centres on practical based learning and therefore students may find it difficult to pass all assessment requirements if they miss more than one tutorial in the semester in any of the arts disciplines.
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.
Students come into Creative Arts Principles with varying levels of personal skills and knowledge in all of the arts disciplines, as well as varying skills in the teaching across all of the arts disciplines. To obtain accreditation as a generalist teacher, students need to demonstrate the ability to teach all arts disciplines competently and effectively, and therefore some students may wish to extend their individual skills in these arts disciplines in order to meet the assessment requirements. Even though you are enrolled in a specialist stream in Creative Arts, you will still be required to demonstrate your capacity to teach across all arts disciplines.
Indicate hours for this unit:
weekly classes: 3 hrs x 10 weeks (30 hours)
practical and theoretical preparation for classes: 8 hrs x 10 weeks (80 hours)
practical and theoretical preparation for assessment: 4 hrs x 10 weeks (40 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).
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).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
Satisfactory skills in Microsoft Word, ability to access and use Canvas and a reliable internet connection are required to complete this unit.
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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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).
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 reflection", 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.
Research led Units
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out. All of the Bedrock texts have been based on the latest national and international research into arts education and pre-service teachers.
Provision of information to the group
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. 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 emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
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