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Unit Overview


This unit focuses on the upper school Visual Art courses. Relevant curriculum documents are used as a basis for programming and lesson planning, focusing on the development of appropriate learning strategies, selection of resources and the development of assessment programs.

6 points

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of early to mid adolescent learners in Visual Arts; (2) display a detailed understanding of the current senior Visual Arts curriculum and content knowledge; (3) develop varied strategies for effective and engaging student learning and participation; (4) apply a range of assessment and moderation processes and strategies; (5) demonstrate sound pedagogical content knowledge for senior secondary school Visual Arts, through the development of learning programs; (6) critically evaluate and use a range of instructional resources (including educational technologies) to support and enhance learning; (7) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; (8) research established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance.; (9) display an awareness of the issues regarding movement within the classroom and the safe distribution and use of materials specific to the Visual arts; (10) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, University staff and other professionals; and (11) display high standards of professional conduct, including appropriate self-management when engaging with peers, school and University staff and other professionals.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) video analysis; (2) assessment and moderation processes; and (3) post compulsory curriculum development. 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 video analysis, assessment and moderation processes, and post compulsory curriculum development components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Erin Knight
Unit rules
EDUC5445 Art Curriculum I.
and enrolment in
one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education
or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Advisable prior study
an acceptable degree with a major in Art, Visual Arts
or Art History including six Arts units with at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours
30 hours
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