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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

School of Education

Unit aim

This unit examines the curriculum area of The Arts at the pre and primary school levels. Students will develop the necessary skills to design teaching and learning activities as well as assessment in early childhood and primary settings using relevant syllabus and frameworks. The unit focuses on student engagement and inclusive teaching for diverse learners. The unit further develops understanding of, knowledge in, appreciation of, and accomplishment in visual art, music, drama and dance.

Unit content

  • Early childhood:
    • curriculum and pedagogy in early childhood settings
    • music, movement, visual art and drama in play-based learning
    • intentional teaching in music, movement, visual art and drama
  • Knowledge base underpinning the principles and practices of teaching and learning dance, drama, music and visual arts
  • Models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing primary visual arts, music, drama and dance
  • Range of strategies for teaching and assessing dance, drama, music and visual arts that provide a continuous, sequential, developmental program across early childhood and primary settings:
    • visual arts; integrating learning experiences (art making and appreciating)
    • music; integrating learning experiences (performing, listening and organising sound)
    • drama; integrating learning experiences (making, performing and appreciating)
    • dance; integrating learning experiences (performing, composing and appreciating)
  • Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the creative arts classroom
  • Role and value of the creative arts in the broader school curriculum and the relationship between this key learning area, numeracy and literacy
  • Place of primary creative arts in the continuum of learning from early years to 12
  • NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus, Support Documents, NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements, Queensland Arts ELs and EYLF

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant national and state syllabuses and early childhood curriculum requirements Knowledge of a discipline
2 use the Early Years Learning Framework to plan learning experiences in the arts for young children Knowledge of a discipline
3 plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for primary and early childhood children in dance, drama, music and visual art using national and state Arts syllabus, and relevant Support Documents Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 design teaching and learning strategies that may employ ICTs to maximise student engagement and inclusivity Knowledge of a discipline
5 design formative and summative student assessment for and of student learning Knowledge of a discipline
6 meaningfully integrate creative arts across other Key Learning Areas and across key transition points (early childhood/primary/secondary) Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant national and state syllabuses and early childhood curriculum requirements
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. use the Early Years Learning Framework to plan learning experiences in the arts for young children
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for primary and early childhood children in dance, drama, music and visual art using national and state Arts syllabus, and relevant Support Documents
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. design teaching and learning strategies that may employ ICTs to maximise student engagement and inclusivity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. design formative and summative student assessment for and of student learning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. meaningfully integrate creative arts across other Key Learning Areas and across key transition points (early childhood/primary/secondary)
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.