This postgraduate unit is designed to develop pre-service teachers' theoretical and practical understandings of teaching The Arts in the early and primary years. The pre-service teachers will critically analyse, research, review and apply pedagogical philosophies, theories and practices in the discipline of The Arts for Early Learning and Primary Years. Based on the Australian and State/Territory curricula, they will incorporate the subject areas of Studio Art, Media Art, Dance, Drama and Music and critically review, synthesise and apply cognitive, pedagogical and communicative skills. Strategies for supporting students' achievement of learning outcomes appropriate for the year levels will be analysed critically in the context of diverse students' learning needs.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - TEACHING THE ARTS