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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

EDU01152 Curriculum Specialisation: Visual Arts II (Senior)

Unit aim

Builds upon EDU01153 Curriculum Specialisation: Visual Arts I. Students learn about Stage 6 syllabus requirements, the development of programs, units of work and lesson plans. Students also learn to develop appropriate assessment, and literacy and numeracy strategies for teaching and learning in Stage 6 Visual Arts. There is also an opportunity to reflect critically on contemporary perspectives and issues in the teaching of Visual Arts in senior secondary schools. A range of pedagogical perspectives, including the NSW Quality Teaching Framework, are utilised.

Unit content

The Stage 6 Visual Arts Syllabus and the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses (in Ceramics and Photography, Video & Digital Imaging). 

  1. Knowledge of the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus content and the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses (in Visual Design, Ceramics and Photography, Video & Digital Imaging)
  2. Knowledge of pedagogy
  3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge of the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus, including recent theory and research in the relevant disciplines
2 demonstrate knowledge of the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses in Ceramics and Photography, Video & Digital Imaging
3 develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content of the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills, and understandings
4 apply current pedagogical theory, including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework, and critically engage with a range of contemporary perspectives and issues related to teaching Visual Arts at the Stage 6 level to develop effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Visual Arts in Stage 6
5 identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework
6 source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning across the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus and the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses (in Ceramics and Photography, Video and Digital Imaging)
7 demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge of the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus, including recent theory and research in the relevant disciplines
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses in Ceramics and Photography, Video & Digital Imaging
    • GA4:
  3. develop engaging units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content of the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills, and understandings
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. apply current pedagogical theory, including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework, and critically engage with a range of contemporary perspectives and issues related to teaching Visual Arts at the Stage 6 level to develop effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Visual Arts in Stage 6
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. source and assess the appropriateness of resources (including ICT) that link to informed and effective teaching and learning across the Stage 6 Visual Arts syllabus and the Content Endorsed Stage 6 Courses (in Ceramics and Photography, Video and Digital Imaging)
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA6: