EDCU13018 - The Arts
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In The Arts, students will be introduced to curriculum frameworks and a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching and using the five different discipline areas of the arts in educational contexts. They gain personal practical experience in using the different symbol systems and ways of understanding and representing the world that the Arts provide and build their understanding of how arts practice relates to the formation and expression of social values, beliefs and identity. They evaluate their own experiences and practice throughout the unit to develop understanding of the skills, techniques and classroom strategies appropriate for teaching The Arts in discipline specific, interrelated and integrated ways and to build appreciation for ways in which The Arts provide engaging learning experiences which promote creativity, communication, social and cultural knowledge and innovation.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Noosa
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
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  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Clarity around assessment task requirements Student evaluation feedback Further detail will be added to assessment tasks to clarify specific parameters, however it is also important to acknowledge that in the arts there is often more than one way to achieve a quality outcome
The importance of building arts learning and capacity Student evaluation feedback and moodle engagement It's important for students to regularly engage in practical activities to develop their own capacity across the five arts areas. The arts challenge help scaffold that learning and those students who completed weekly tasks were well positioned to complete the assessment tasks
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Create plans and resources for Arts learning using the processes of making, presenting and responding to artworks.
  2. Justify the selection of resources and strategies for making and responding to artworks through reference to the rationale and intent underpinning Arts education.
  3. Critically reflect on the development of professional knowledge and personal learning in the arts.
  4. Describe the positive contribution of the arts in education and to participation in contemporary society.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical and Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Delivering authentic arts education
Author/s: Dinham, J. Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd ed Publisher: Cengage Learning
City: South Melbourne
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: There is also an e-book version of this text that can be purchased.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSusan Davis (s.davis@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

The arts in education - values and contributions to learning

Chapter 1: Putting you in the picture - the rationale and context for arts education

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Rationale, Aims, Introduction, Key Ideas, Structure

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Arts Curriculum, creativity and cross-curriculum priorities

Chapter 2: The features of authentic arts education

Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities & Cross-curriculum priorities

Week 3 20-03-2017

Visual Arts

Chapter 10: Visual Arts

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Visual Arts

Week 4 27-03-2017

Media Arts

Chapter 8: Media Arts

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Media Arts

Week 5 03-04-2017

Design and selection of art works and resources

Chapter 4: Children at the centre

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Drama

Chapter 7: Drama

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Drama

Visual Arts/Media Arts Resource package Due Tuesday (18 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Music

Chapter 9: Music

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Visual Arts

Week 8 01-05-2017

Dance

Chapter 6: Dance

Australian Curriculum: The Arts - Music

Week 9 08-05-2017

Planning for arts learning

Part 3: Units of inquiry

Australian Curriculum: The Arts -

Week 10 15-05-2017

The Arts and links to other curriculum areas

Chapter 3: Being an effective teacher in The Arts

Australian Curriculum: The Arts -

Week 11 22-05-2017

Presentation skills and reflective practice

Performing Arts - Learning in Action Due Friday (26 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Attendance at 80% of on campus sessions or engagement in 80% of online activities is required.

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Visual Arts/Media Arts Resource package
Task Description

This task involves developing your own arts learning in the Visual Arts and Media Arts and then creating a digital resource package that could be used with a targeted group of students.

1. Complete the first three arts challenges using your own blog to document your process and outcomes. Post the links on the forum for sharing this work including a short reflection about what you have learnt (approx 300 words each).

2. Create an e-book or digital resource package to support visual arts and media arts learning for children in a specific band of schooling (as related to the Australian Curriculum: The Arts). The package should take one artform or focus from the challenges and develop it further as the basis for a resource package that is specifically designed to be used by and with students. Attention must be paid to the design of the package and use of visual elements including layout, use of fonts, colours, imagery etc.

3. Model and support student learning through including at least 3 examples of significant visual or media art works with appreciation statements, questions and possible activities. The questions, guidance and activities for students must be included in age appropriate language. Consideration must also be given to encouraging learning about social, cultural and historical contexts (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and art). Remember you need to support student learning in making art products and responding to artworks.

4. Develop assessment strategies and tools that accompany the resource. The materials should show consideration of assessment processes including ways to support 'assessment as learning' in the Arts.Also include an example of what a final project/assessment product might look like (i.e. one that you have personally created) based on work that would be stimulated by the package.

5. Include a written justification for teachers that introduces your resource package and demonstrates your understanding of the purposes of the arts (reflecting key ideas in the arts rationale), the learning intent as related to the curriculum and the learning areas of Visual Arts and Media Arts. The justification must identify contributions that the Arts make to learning across including the formation and expression of social values, beliefs and personal identity. This section should include references to relevant academic literature as well as curriculum documents. You may need to include a section for teachers that includesother advice required for a teacher to facilitate the processes

Length: Blog posts + 1500 words for package (or equivalent)

This assessment task draws on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5, 5.1

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback on this assessment response will be provided in sufficient time to allow for academic support and advice as necessary to inform students' responses to the next assessment task.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

· Completion of arts challenges

. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the value of the arts in education drawing on relevant readings which are appropriately referenced

· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of The Arts curriculum with specific reference to Visual Arts and Media

· Selection and presentation of visual art and media works with appropriate analysis

· Development of appropriate teaching and learning resources and activities including assessment

· Demonstrated application of appropriate visual arts and media elements in creation and presentation of the package

· Concise and coherent communication of ideas, and creative presentation of work

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please upload a version of content that can be scanned by Turnitin. Please make sure you include a URL for your blog.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Create plans and resources for Arts learning using the processes of making, presenting and responding to artworks.

2. Justify the selection of resources and strategies for making and responding to artworks through reference to the rationale and intent underpinning Arts education.

4. Describe the positive contribution of the arts in education and to participation in contemporary society.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Performing Arts - Learning in Action
Task Description

This task involves developing your own arts learning in the Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), then finding and creating a pre-text, planning a learning experience or workshop, conducting it with a class or group of children and evaluating and reflecting upon your learning.

1. Complete the second set of arts challenges using your own blog to document your process and outcomes. Post the links on the forum for sharing this work and a short reflection (approx 300 words) identifying what you learnt each week.

2. In small groups, create a performing arts workshop or learning experience that links to a specific band of the curriculum and could be used within a formal or informal arts learning context. This should use an effective pre-text which will be a key stimulus for the presentation - we suggest using a piece of literature or story and creating your own digital pre-text product.

3. Deliver your learning experience, presentation or workshop (on campus students will present in groups in a school or context to be negotiated with your lecturer/tutor, distance students may need to present individually). The facilitated session should go for approximately 20+ minutes duration (this is a guide for time, but will need to be negotiated with the teacher/organiser), and utilise personal presentation and performing arts skills.

4. You will design and submit appropriate lesson plans to support the experience (at least one per group member) with an Arts focus. If you work in groups, lessons may be linked, but each one needs to have its own specific focus. E.g. they could focus on different art forms, or they could focus on a different part of a process that might run over several lessons.

5. Complete an Individual written reflection and evaluation. Evaluate the effectiveness of the selected arts strategies used in the presentation/workshop; reflect on your personal arts learning as a result of the planning and performing aspects of this task; and identify the professional understandings you have developed throughout the course with reference to appropriate literature.

Length: Blog posts + Approx 2000 words including lesson plan/documentation and 1000 words for reflection/evaluation

(Distance students must have a mentor teacher or responsible adult verify that the session was delivered and be willing to provide brief written feedback).

This assessment task draws on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 6.2

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback on the final assessment task will be provided following moderation and prior to the date of certification of grades for the term.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

· Completion of arts challenges

. Structure and development of arts learning experience with appropriate selection of content and strategies for targeted audience

· Demonstrated presentation and performance skills to engage learners and communicate meaningfully

· Creation and presentation of supporting documentation which clearly links to appropriate arts curriculum and relevant learning

· Demonstrated evaluation and reflective skills through written communications

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Presentation times to be negotiated with campus/distance tutors prior to submission date. Please make sure you upload a URL for your blog as well.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Create plans and resources for Arts learning using the processes of making, presenting and responding to artworks.

3. Critically reflect on the development of professional knowledge and personal learning in the arts.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence




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