Details for Curriculum Studies – Visual Arts: Part B

In this subject, builds on CRS235 Curriculum Studies – Visual Arts: Part A. Teacher Education Students will extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of senior visual arts.  It provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for the teaching of Visual Arts. The teacher education student will gain a critical understanding of how art and design works operate in the world to make, reflect and interrogate social and cultural meanings.  It equips teacher education student with teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and practical strategies to effectively teach visual arts, with a specific emphasis on the NESA Visual Arts Years 11-12 syllabus. Examining the challenges of Visual Arts in Christian, faith based, and ideologically oriented schools will support pre-service teachers to develop their own evidenced based philosophy when teaching the Visual Arts.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS335
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Visual Arts: Part B

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

In this subject, builds on CRS235 Curriculum Studies – Visual Arts: Part A. Teacher Education Students will extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of senior visual arts.  It provides an introduction to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for the teaching of Visual Arts. The teacher education student will gain a critical understanding of how art and design works operate in the world to make, reflect and interrogate social and cultural meanings.  It equips teacher education student with teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and practical strategies to effectively teach visual arts, with a specific emphasis on the NESA Visual Arts Years 11-12 syllabus. Examining the challenges of Visual Arts in Christian, faith based, and ideologically oriented schools will support pre-service teachers to develop their own evidenced based philosophy when teaching the Visual Arts.

Outcomes

  1. Five sequential differentiated lesson plans for Visual Arts Stage 6 Year 11, showing: key competencies, GCs and CCPS using inquiry-based approaches. Applying and assessing age appropriate and differentiated teaching activities for a range of abilities and diverse backgrounds that integrate historical concept development; skills development; knowledge acquisition and to effectively resource selection to accommodate diversity and enhance problem-based learning;
  2. Demonstrate an analytical approach to sequential planning involving theories/ models and strategic activities to improve student learning and uses evidenced based research to support strategies within both Christian and state school contexts.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of materials, design, technologies and processes in light of genre, historical and contemporary contexts, cultural influences, art theories, and established visual arts codes and conventions, also is presented live or digitally recorded include a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation with appropriate visual aids;
  4. Demonstration of clearly articulated and scaffolded analysis, including an informed aesthetic judgement about the work. 
  5. Demonstrating an understanding the syllabus, derived teacher documents and differentiation
  6. Demonstrates assessment tasks for learning, recording and reporting, which can be used as moderation for similar classes or record keeping and connects to the unit learning outcomes;
  7. Demonstrates explicit strategies to support students’ wellbeing and safety- legally and educationally, and uses evidenced based research to support strategies within the school environment.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

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

Assessment Methods

  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Presentation (40%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (30%)