In this subject, students develop a foundational understanding of secondary Visual Arts education, Years 7- 12, with a focus on the NSW Stage 4 and 5 syllabi. Continuums of learning in Creative Arts K-12 and NSW Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital Media Years 7-10 and Visual Design Years 7-10 syllabi are explored. The subject begins with an examination of Visual Arts as a discipline and the self as learner. From this foundation, the subject then addresses understandings of teaching and learning in Visual Arts, local and global curriculum, the nature of Visual Arts teaching in schools and sites of learning beyond the classroom. Through engagement with these topics, students will develop an understanding of approaches to Visual Arts education, theories and practice with a focus on how to engage students in the secondary years in meaningful, rigorous and purposeful learning. Formal assessment focuses on the development and expression of knowledge in relation to Visual Arts education and the application of developing knowledge and skills through authentic practice-based tasks.
School of Teacher Education
This subject is available to students entering into the following courses:
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Education (K-12)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Educational Studies
or as determined by the Course Director.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.