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This subject will develop Teacher Candidates’ practical understanding of how the Arts can be applied in the primary classroom. Teacher Candidates will link studio practice to relevant theory and school experience to formulate a rationale for their emerging arts pedagogy. Studio time will involve practical arts making which emphasises content, skills, knowledge and resources for teaching both within the discrete arts disciplines, and for applying the Arts across the curriculum. Teacher Candidates will engage with the individual Drama, Music and Visual Arts components of the Victorian Curriculum, investigating their application (in and across artforms) in the classroom and whole school programs. Emphasis will be given to building awareness of avenues for continued professional learning in the arts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Demonstrate strong subject and pedagogical knowledge of the Arts to create productive learning environments that empower learners in primary schools (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.3)
- Understand the learning processes across the art forms of drama, music and visual arts (Graduate Standards 2.1)
- Demonstrate knowledge of arts concepts and skills as they relate to the child’s development (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
- Demonstrate a high level of 21st century skills and able to develop these skills in students through engagement in Arts learning (Graduate Standards 2.6, 3.4)
- Use a range of technologies (ICT) and blended learning resources to meet the specific learning needs of diverse learners (Graduate Standards 2.6, 3.4, 4.5)
- Understand the key principles for establishing and maintaining ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents through engagement in the Arts (Graduate Standards 7.1)
- Demonstrate knowledge of educational theories and practical approaches that address both teaching in and teaching through the Arts (Graduate Standards 2.1)
- Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to implement current primary curriculum and assessment policies (Graduate Standards 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2)
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 10 November 2023