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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers learn how the Arts curriculum is used to engage and inspire students in primary school to reach their creative and expressive potential. Pre-service teachers will explore how children's understandings of the five arts subjects of Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts provide opportunities to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions and experiences. They will examine the role that Arts plays in the development and expression of cultures and communities, including the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Australia's arts heritage and arts practices. Pre-service teachers will acquire knowledge, skills and understanding specific to the Arts subjects, and will develop their critical understanding to inform aesthetic choices. They will engage with symbols, techniques and processes of the arts subjects to express ideas, entertain and provoke responses through designing, producing and resolving a finished Arts-related project.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2023

Students are able to (1) plan learning activities and assessments to support the development of understanding of cultures, arts histories and traditions through engaging with the worlds of artists, artworks, audiences and arts professions; (2) justify different approaches to teaching arts practices, knowledge, understanding and skills which develop children's critical and creative thinking; (3) demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, aesthetic knowledge and understanding about arts practices, through making and responding to a creative project brief; (4) use and justify innovative arts practices that incorporate available technologies to express and represent ideas while displaying empathy for multiple viewpoints; and (5) represent, express and communicate ideas about the role that Arts plays in the development and expression of cultures and communities, including the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Australia's arts heritage and arts practices.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) visual Arts Lesson plan; (2) assembly performance (group); and (3) digital poster and reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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