Introduces students to visual arts teaching in secondary education. Students learn about syllabus requirements, the development of a unit of work, the development of detailed lesson plans and the selection of appropriate assessment strategies. There is also an opportunity to reflect critically on a range of contemporary pedagogical perspectives (including the NSW Quality Teaching Framework), and issues in the teaching of visual arts in NSW secondary schools. The focus in this unit is on the Years 7-10 classroom.
Unit content1. Knowledge of Visual Arts, Visual Design and Photographic & Digital Media Years 7-10, Stages 4 and 5 syllabi content
2. Knowledge of pedagogy
3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and content of the Years 7-10 Visual Arts and elective syllabi (Visual Design and Photographic & Digital Media)||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||prepare detailed, engaging, coherent and effective lesson plans and units of work that relate to selected syllabus content and learning outcomes||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical frameworks||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate and apply knowledge of syllabus key competencies and cross curriculum content (including Aboriginal perspectives, teaching students from non-English speaking backgrounds, and ICT)||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply an understanding of aspects of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs and cultural backgrounds of learners, and to engage students in active learning||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||critically engage with a range of issues in teaching Visual Arts and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning across the Visual Arts Years 7-10 syllabi||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2011, The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, ACARA, Sydney.
- Board of Studies, NSW, 2003, Visual Arts 7–10 syllabus, Board of Studies, NSW, Sydney.
- Board of Studies, NSW, 2004, Photographic and Digital Media 7–10 syllabus, Board of Studies, NSW, Sydney.
- Board of Studies, NSW, 2004, Visual Design 9–10 syllabus, Board of Studies, NSW, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial on-site 4 hours (10 weeks)|
|Lesson plans & rationale||55%|
|Visual Arts Process Diary||45%|
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