Details for Creative Arts: Part B

In this subject teachers will experience how to develop in Primary students, specific knowledge, skills and processes, and also create art works; as well as how to appraise and critique art works, artists and artistic practices. The social, historical and cultural contexts of art forms and their centrality to communities, culture and worldview will be addressed.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS321
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Creative Arts: Part B

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS221 Creative Arts: Part A. It provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the ACARA and NESA Creative Arts Syllabuses, with a specific emphasis on Years 4-6. In this subject teachers will experience how to develop in Primary students, specific knowledge, skills and processes, and also create art works; as well as how to appraise and critique art works, artists and artistic practices. The social, historical and cultural contexts of art forms and their centrality to communities, culture and worldview will be addressed.

Outcomes

  1. Appraise appropriate Creative Arts materials choices relative to student age, culture and faith backgrounds;
  2. Illustrate and assess concepts, skills and techniques within each of the Creative Arts forms appropriate to the learning stages for years 4-6;
  3. Integrate a Christian or alternate context appropriate to a primary school aged context from the Creative Arts;
  4. Identify skills and techniques within each of the Creative Arts forms, and sources for professional support;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to deliver a finished product using processes and techniques related to the syllabuses.

Subject Content

  1. Principles and practices of learning and teaching and assessment and reporting in primary Creative Arts classroom contexts; extended exploration of philosophical, pedagogical, historical, and theoretical frameworks for and engagement with Creative Arts, including Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; Creative Arts through a Christian or alternate cultural lens;
  2. Critical engagement with social, cultural and environmental influences on art and craft; Australia and its region e.g. Australian Indigenous, Chinese, Indonesian, Islamic, Indian; place of primary creative arts in the continuum of learning from K-12, including a particular understanding of the links between Stage 3 and Stage 4; the use of curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans;
  3. Models of pedagogy for teaching, assessing and reporting Creative Arts Years 4-6; teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds; knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities; broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds; physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students and how these may affect learning; a range of strategies for teaching, assessing and reporting on visual arts practices; advanced techniques in the use of, and teaching methodology and assessment for a range of mediums; checklists, scoring rubrics, student log, student/group projects, multimedia recording and portfolios, school-based record keeping and stakeholder communication;
  4. Creating a safe learning environment; inclusivity, art as therapy, Special Needs; Literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application; duty of care in regard to equipment set up, student drop off and pick up and transport and after hours rehearsals;
  5. NESA and ACARA Creative Arts Years 4-6 syllabuses including aim, objectives, outcomes, content, course requirements and key terms; advanced principles for programming, teaching and assessment; final works, presentation, and formats; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Creative Arts Years 4-6 classroom; plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;
  6. Class projects in art, craft and design and technology e.g. cross-curricula potential, literacy demands of Creative Arts lessons. Classroom control e.g. application of behavioural management theories, managing students with challenging behaviours, conflict resolution, group dynamics and moderation, time management; focused skill extension of digital and technological means for Creative Arts design, creation, promotion, and distribution; how to incorporate the use of ICT in the Year 4-6 Creative Arts classroom.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Intensive
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Professional e-Portfolio (30%)
  2. Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  3. Creative Project (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references