The Practice (PCK) of Teaching the Arts (9885.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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 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.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
PrerequisitesStudents must have completed 24 credit points.
This unit is only available to students enrolled in an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.
Assumed knowledge11765 Foundations of Pedagogy (for students of the following courses):
- 321JA Bachelor of Primary Education
- 322JA Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM)
- 323JA Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts)
- 324JA Bachelor of Primary Education (H&PE)
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Naomi Zouwer|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Rohan Nethsinghe|
Dinham, J. (2022) Delivering Authentic Arts Education (5th ed.). Cengage Publishing full text of edition 5 is available online from late July
Eisner EW. (2002) The Arts and the Creation of Mind. Yale University Press.
Russell-Bowie D. (2005) MMADD About the Arts: an Introduction to Primary Arts Education. Prentice Hall.
Gardner H. (1990) Art Education and Human Development. Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
Sinclair C, Jeanneret N, O'Toole J, Hunter MA, eds. (2017) Education in the Arts. Third edition. Oxford University Press.
Additional texts 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.
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
To pass the unit, an aggregate coursework mark of 50% and satisfactory attendance for professional experience days is required.
All assessment items must be submitted 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.
Workshops: 33 hours (3 hours per week - including week 11 online)
Preparation for workshops: 44 hours (4 hours per week)
Assignment preparation and private study: 73 hours
Active participation in the face-to-face classes is required in order to demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes (a, b, c and d). Refer to assessment (5b) on the Canvas site for further details.
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.'
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 in week 1 on campus (see timetable for rooms) and weeks 2 to 8 will be school-based to meet accreditation requirements of 3.5 days professional experience. Week 9 will be off campus on an excursion TBC, week will be on campus and week 11 online.
Unlike a block prac where a student may miss a day and then do a catch up day this is not possible in the PCK units. A missed session simply cannot be replicated for a student who does not attend. Participation in all activities will also enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses.
Required IT skills
Students will be required to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications and an openness to use an online platforms to produce a short films, animations, posters etc.
There will be a cost of approximately $12.50 for the excursion to the National Gallery of Australia.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit, and therefore additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. This unit involves Teaching Clinics and hence requires strict adherence to professional practice and principles and ethics. School, student, and/or research participant confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays etc. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% attendance at all WIL learning activities (lectures, practicals etc if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your course adviser to re-schedule this unit for a future semester.
Due to the professional experience/ WIL nature of this unit students are expected to wear appropriate clothing/shoes that reflects the status of being a teacher, generally as a guide this would be smart casual. Please note that some schools do not allow jeans, t-shirts or denim. If you are unsure please discuss this with the unit convener. Students are also required to ensure that their name badges are visible at all times while on school campus.
As this is a professional experience/WIL unit students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check to undertake a placement for the unit. Students are responsible for arranging/paying their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.
*Note: that the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act only applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required.
Theoretical Foundations: This unit is based on the model of Pedagogical Content Knowledge as a means of engaging students effectively and meaningfully in the content knowledge of any key learning area in the curriculum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
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