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Art education 1A ( 6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL)

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Leader: Dr J Rosewarne- Foster

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2006 (OCL)
Gippsland S1-55 2006 (Open Learning)

Synopsis: This unit will provide an introduction to teaching and preparation strategies necessary for the secondary teacher of visual arts. Students taking this unit will have expertise in studio practice; ability in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or ceramics is required. Students will be encouraged to draw upon their knowledge of studio arts to design and implement lessons suitable for a range of levels in the secondary school.

Objectives: Specifically this unit requires students to reflect on their own art practice in order to bring personal artistic expertise to the task of teaching in schools; undertake a consideration of art materials and techniques suitable for the secondary school curriculum; provide learning activities in a selection of studio areas at secondary levels; design, prepare and teach art activities during the practicum.

Assessment: Clayton on-campus FT students: Art biography essay (1500 words): 30% + Series of short prescribed readings and associated tasks (equivalent 2500 words): 70% + Successful completion of supervised school experience + Gippsland off-campus students: Art biography essay (1500 words): 30% + Readings and tasks (2500 words): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: Two full years of study in studio practice at tertiary level