K-6 Creative Arts

Course code EDUC6745Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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, media and visual arts.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
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. 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.
Content* Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 Creative Arts.
* 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).
* The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 Creative Arts curriculum.
* Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet learners diverse needs.
* Strategies for teaching dance, drama, music and visual arts.
* Skill development in dance, drama, music and visual arts.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6801
TransitionStudents who have failed, or failed to complete EDUC6801 by the end of 2009 should enrol in EDUC6745 and EDUC6747 from 2010 onwards.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Essay - 2000 words or equivalent - 40%
Other: (please specify)Unit Lessons Plans - 3000 words - 60%
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6745