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ED3216 - The Arts Secondary Curriculum 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Students will be guided through discussion, interaction, readings, critical reflection, written and practical tasks, to begin to formulate their own philosophy of Arts education focusing on Drama, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance or Music. Students will gain insights into media, techniques and classroom management ideas suitable for secondary school contexts. Students will explore and engage with the relevant Arts curriculum documents of their secondary teaching area, coming to understand the important underlying principles for planning and assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply a critical understanding to issues in secondary school curriculum and teaching in the Arts;
  • demonstrate a knowledge of key elements of the curriculum in the Arts;
  • identify and evaluate the ACARA Arts curriculum framework, content, processes and skills including different assessment modes;
  • demonstrate skills of planning and presentation relevant to teaching in Arts at secondary school level;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Prerequisites: ED2488
ED4291 and ED5225


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Jocene Vallack.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 hour workshops over 13 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: community arts presentation (50%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.