EDU150 Intermediate Additional Basic Qualifications: Visual Arts (0)

The focus of this subject is on helping teachers develop theoretical understandings, curriculum applications, and practical pedagogical strategies necessary to design, implement and assess effective programs for students in the intermediate division, grades 7-10. Teachers will learn to combine their knowledge of active student engagement, program planning and delivery for adolescent learners and their understanding of particular subject matter identified as their teachable subject. The first half of the subject focuses on developmental principles and characteristics of adolescent learners and explores program delivery models. The second half of the subject examines the Visual Arts Curriculum, resources and instructional pedagogies for the adolescent learner. 

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Ontario School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Ontario College of Teachers accredited teachers only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand and implement Ontario Ministry of Education Visual Arts Curriculum expectations and Ontario Ministry of Education and district school board policies and guidelines related to the adolescent;
  • be able to have the theoretical understanding and foundation necessary to design, implement and assess programs for the adolescent learner;
  • be able to understand how to use, accommodate and modify expectations, strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental or special needs of the adolescent;
  • be able to create learning environments conducive to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, linguistic, cultural, spiritual and moral development of the adolescent;
  • be able to work collaboratively with inschool personnel, parents/guardians and the community;
  • be able to access a variety of resources, including technological resources, within and beyond the educational system to enhance and support student learning;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to integrate information and communication technology into teaching practice;
  • be able to demonstrate an openness to innovation and change; and
  • be able to inquire into practice through reflection, active engagement and collaboration.
  • The subject is firmly grounded in the Ontario College of Teachers Standards of Practice and the Ethical Standards. These standards are woven through each of the modules in this program and form an integral part of the learning. While all of the standards have relevance to all of the modules, some are particularly thematically representative of content covered and are articulated in each of the descriptions of the modules.


This subject will cover the following topics:

* The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and the Ethical Standards
* Understanding theories of adolescent development (social, emotional, physical, intellectual, linguistic, cultural, spiritual and moral), both historic and current, as they relate to the adolescent learner
* Understanding learning theories and the particular learning needs of the adolescent
* Understanding theories of exceptionality as they relate to the adolescent learner
* Recognizing and understanding curricular implications of educational destinations - work, college and university
* Understanding the impact of a positive classroom community on student behaviour and learning
* Developing and fostering a positive classroom community with a focus on the social cohesiveness and development of the group
* Understanding the theoretical foundations of Visual Arts
* Understanding learning theory specific to Visual Arts
* Demonstrating knowledge of Ministry of Education curriculum
* Identifying, accessing, assessing and integrating community, print, electronic and collegial resources that link closely to the Ontario Visual Arts Curriculum
* Employing instructional strategies appropriate for the adolescent learner for both individual and group learning experiences
* Using, accommodating, and modifying expectations, strategies and assessment practices based on the developmental or special needs of adolescent students
* Understanding, devising and employing a variety of assessment and evaluation instruments appropriate to the developmental stage of students and the delivery of the Visual Arts Curriculum
* Implementing effective classroom management strategies appropriate for the adolescent learner in Visual Arts


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.