Creative Arts Specialist (9866.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of the unit the student will be able to demonstrate:
1. A basic understanding of the terminology and skills in the different arts disciplines as outlined in the Australian Arts curriculum (Foundation to 6);
2. A developed understanding and appreciation for integrating the arts in schools; and
3. A preliminary understanding of pedagogical methods used in different arts disciplines as outlined in the Australian Arts curriculum (Foundation to 6).
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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
PrerequisitesMust have passed 24 credit points.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rohan Nethsinghe|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rohan Nethsinghe|
You may purchase this text through the "School Locker" at the link: https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra or visit The School Locker Store situated inside the UCX Shop.
Sinclair, C., Jeanneret, N., O'Toole, J. (2011). Education in the Arts (3rd ed.). South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press /
Dinham, J. (2019) Delivering Authentic Arts Education (4th ed.). Cengage Publishing
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Submission: 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. 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 Convener 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.
Special assessment requirements
Attendance in Week 7 is necessary in order to complete Assessment Task 1A.
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the 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.
A proposed breakdown of the workload for this unit is as follows:
On campus sessions: 21 hours
Online tasks/sessions: 12 hours
Additonal Field trip/s outside scheduled workshop times: 3 x 2 hours
Weekly readings and additional online activities: 64 hours
Assignment preparation: 50 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
- Regular access to and knowledge of Canvas and academic search engines.
Ability to use software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other digital software such as Vimeo, iMovie, etc.
Familiarity with YouTube and ability to upload content (as 'unlisted') onto YouTube.
Students will be required to have a working knowledge of Word, Mahara ePortfolios and an openness to use an online platform or PC based program to produce a short film.
Students shall be responsible for obtaining access to appropriate ICT devices for the completion of Asessment Task 2A. (e.g. acces to audio and video recording and editing software on digital devices). Additonal Field trip/s outside scheduled workshop (at the UC) may require transport and parking costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is based on hands on experiences to teaching and learning the Arts, Arts integration pedegogy, Arts education research and Artistic research. In addition this unit involves engaging in Arts investigations.
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 (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 emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.