EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Art (8)


In this subject students develop and deepen their understanding of secondary visual arts education, 7-12. The curricula involves a practice-based approach that models, decomposes and approximates teaching and learning. Students develop their understandings of visual arts curriculum, continuums of learning, approaches to pedagogy and assessment in visual arts. They explore the perspectives of learners in visual arts, engage in collaborative examinations and approximations of teaching and develop connections to community. Learning culminates in involvement in a documented student event and development of a portfolio of professional teaching resources. Forms of assessment include: digital presentations; on-line engagement; curriculum documents; and simulated assessment and reporting. Assessments focus on the application of knowledge and skills to a series of integrated and authentic practice- based contexts and tasks.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMA442
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) or as determined by the course coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the continuum of secondary visual arts curriculum, the theories underpinning its development and its application in practice
  • be able to apply curriculum knowledge, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies to approximated teaching contexts
  • be able to contribute to a community of professional practice to achieve educational goals
  • be able to plan and program teaching and learning at stage 6 to meet a range of learner needs and address the continuum of learning
  • be able to assess and report on student learning and achievement
  • be able to develop and use resources, including ICT, to support and enhance teaching and learning


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Continuums in art education;
  • Teaching and learning in art making;
  • Engaging with community;
  • Teaching and learning in art studying; and
  • Reflection in teaching and learning.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.