EDUC5446 Art Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in visual arts; (2) demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between theories, policies and practices for current curriculum; (3) demonstrate knowledge of contemporary curriculum structures and their relationship to current practices, policies and theories in education relevant to senior secondary visual arts; (4) engage with the courses of study in the visual arts area in preparation for developing appropriate learning programs; (5) plan and implement programs and lesson plans and learning tasks; (6) plan for literacy and numeracy learning; (7) develop skills and competencies required by classroom teachers, including the selection and use of a range of educational technologies and instructional resources, as well as identify and critically evaluate appropriate resources for the courses of study programs; (8) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (9) design an assessment program and tasks; (10) display initiatives in catering for students with diverse educational needs; (11) demonstrate an awareness of health and safety issues in regards to the use of visuals arts materials; (12) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, University staff and other professionals; (13) display high standards of professional conduct including appropriate self-management, when engaging with peers, school and University staff and other professionals; (14) reflect on personal and professional development and plan for future learning as a member of the visual arts teacher fraternity; and (15) use research and information and communication technology (ICT) skills to enhance skills and knowledge.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) video analysis; (2) assessment data and 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 data and processes, and post compulsory curriculum development components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Erin Blair
Unit rules
EDUC5445 Art Curriculum I; and enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Advisable prior study:
an acceptable degree with a major in Art, Visual Arts
Art History including six Arts units with at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours
30 hours
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_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.