K-6 Creative Arts

Course code EDUC3745Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores the principles of teaching and learning K-6 Creative Arts. Students will consider the role and value of Creative Arts in the broader school curriculum; the place of creative arts in the K-12 Creative Arts continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4); the relationship between creative arts, literacy and numeracy; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Creative Arts classroom. Students will explore the content and organisation of the NSW K-6 Creative Arts curriculum; models of pedagogy for programming, teaching and assessing dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capability to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Creative Arts.
2. Discuss the role and value of Creative Arts in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 Creative Arts continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4).
3. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Creative Arts curriculum.
4. Understand the literacy and numeracy demands of Creative Arts.
5. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.
6. Select strategies for teaching dance, drama, music and visual arts.
7. Engage in dance, drama, music and visual arts.
Content1. Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Creative Arts.
2. The role and value of Creative Arts in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 Creative Arts continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4).
3. The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Creative Arts curriculum.
4. The relationship between Creative Arts, literacy and numercy.
5. Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners
6. Strategies for teaching dance, drama, music and visual arts.
7. Skill development in dance, drama, music and visual arts.
Replacing Course(s)EDST4200 and EDUC4112
TransitionStudents who have completed EDST4200 or EDUC4112 by the end of 2009 will be deemed to have meet the requirements for EDUC3745.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1,500 words or equivalent
Other: (please specify)Unit of Work: 2,500 words or equivalent
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 20 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3745