Course Title: Arts and Design in the Primary School

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Arts and Design in the Primary School

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209. 

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus.

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.



Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2554

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

TCHE2661

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2661

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr David Rousell

Course Coordinator Phone: by email

Course Coordinator Email: david.rousell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to Arts Education in primary schools through an investigation of arts and design disciplines included in the curricular frameworks. Critically addressing 21st century contexts and approaches for teaching and learning through the arts, the course focuses on the development of creative learning environments, pedagogies, and cross-curricular approaches. You will explore a range of arts education practices in different contexts to develop independent research skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as an arts educator. Cross-curricular priorities and applications of arts education will be addressed by developing creative and inclusive learning activities and pedagogical designs. In addition, you will develop understandings of basic arts elements and an appreciation of artworks from different cultural backgrounds to inform the design of learning sequences in Arts, Arts integration and Design for effective teaching and learning. The course is underpinned by the principles of collaborative learning, student-‐centred pedagogy, creative scaffolding, life-long learning, critical reflection and analysis.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner-focused, evidence-based teaching.
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes  AITSL/VIT Standard 
 

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and employ a range of teaching strategies from different cultures and genres of the five Arts discipline areas included in the primary school curriculum

 1.3, 3.4, 2.1, 2.3
 

2. Critically evaluate and reflect upon contemporary Arts education and design practices in formal and informal educational settings. Apply and advance the body of knowledge in your own teaching considering research into Arts practices, how students learn Arts and the implications of teaching Arts

 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
 

3. Apply a range of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess learning in the Arts and Design curriculum demonstrating an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate constructive feedback to students

 5.1, 5.2
 

4. Organise and design effective learning sequences and lesson plans in Arts/ Design using effective teaching strategies including ICT, knowledge of curricular frameworks and diverse student learning styles

2.2, 2.3, 2.6; 3.3


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities that may include lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research. Lectures and tutorial activities will be delivered intensively in an online two day workshop, followed by self-directed learning and tutorial sessions.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Suggested readings from current educational literature will be provided on the course website and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Education Library Guides The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice. The course will be assessed through two equally weighted assessment tasks:

AT1: Learning Environments for 21st Century Art and Design Education (50% - visual “map” + 1600 words)

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

AT 2: Arts Investigation and Cross-Curricular Activity Sequence (50% - 800 + 2400 words)

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Support:

Formative feedback will be provided on your developing assignments via email up to 10 days prior to submission.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarizes your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc