EDUC5445 Art Curriculum I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit uses the Curriculum Framework and a range of school-related resources to enable students to develop the knowledge and competencies needed to design lesson plans, create learning programs and develop appropriate assessment techniques for Visual Arts.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in art; (2) demonstrate an awareness of relationships between theories, policies and practices through critical reflection; (3) display knowledge of contemporary curriculum structures and their relationship to current practices, policies and theories in education; (4) display sound specialist content knowledge; (5) plan and evaluate student-centred instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (6) outline the importance of addressing issues of literacy and numeracy within the delivery of the visual arts curriculum; (7) develop skills and competencies required by classroom teachers, including the selection and use of a range of educational technologies; (8) implement relevant curriculum documents to plan, implement and assess learning programs which support the principles of the current visual art curriculum; (9) display an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; (10) display an awareness of the issues regarding movement within the classroom and the safe distribution and use of materials specific to the visual arts; (11) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, University staff and other professionals; (12) display high standards of professional conduct, including appropriate self-management when engaging with peers, school and University staff and other professionals; (13) reflect on and evaluate personal and professional development in order to promote continual learning; and (14) demonstrate research and information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) Iona mentor program; (2) lesson planning; and (3) a 10-week learning program. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the Iona mentor program, lesson planning, and a 10-week learning program components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Erin Knight
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
an acceptable degree, usually a Bachelor of Arts, with at least four units in art, visual arts
art history, and at least two units at level 2
Contact hours
30 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.