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Primary Arts Education (EDUC90372)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90372
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject presents the arts as a key learning area in primary education. Teacher candidates study teaching strategies and developmental learning in relation to children's education in the arts, with a particular focus on drama, music and visual arts. Teacher candidates will engage in theoretical studies and practical drama, music and visual arts workshops to inform their understanding and knowledge of the teaching of the arts in primary schools. Teacher candidates will develop a thorough understanding of VELS and the application of the sub-strands: creating and making, and exploring and responding to primary arts curriculum. The subject will focus on the skills required to design, implement and evaluate drama, music and visual arts programs for the primary school. Teacher candidates will attend a professional performance on campus created for primary school students.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject, teacher candidates will:

  • Understand The Arts as a key learning area for children;
  • Have a knowledge of arts concepts and skills as they relate to the child’s development;
  • Understand the learning processes across the art forms of drama, music and visual arts;
  • Have a knowledge, understanding and skills needed to design, implement and evaluate arts learning programs for the primary curriculum; and
  • Have a knowledge of and be able to implement current primary curriculum and assessment policies.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and present their ideas and beliefs using words, images, sounds and gestures
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through creative learning strategies;
  • Develop research skills in collecting, processing, interpreting and applying data
  • Work effectively in teams and develop organisational and social competencies;
  • Be responsible, resilient and self-regulating;
  • Articulate personal ideas with confidence
  • Develop critical reflection strategies that inform a personal and social values base.

Last updated: 15 August 2019