This unit is designed to develop pre-service teachers' theoretical and practical understandings of teaching The Arts and Health and Physical Education in the early and primary years. The Arts component focuses on building and applying advanced specialist disciplinary knowledge and skills in the areas of Dance, Drama, Music, Media Art and Visual Art. The Health and Physical Education Component will enable pre-service teachers to build and apply advanced special knowledge of growth, movement and motor development; models of sports pedagogy; outdoor education and planning; inclusive teaching practices; effectively managing the Health and Physical Education learning environment, and planning for and analysing Health and Physical Education teaching practices. This combined unit has a focus on developing an integrated understanding of the personal, social and community aspects of The Arts, and Health, and Physical Education in a way that will enable pre-service teachers to develop the in-depth knowledge and advanced skills for application in diverse social and cultural settings.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - TEACHING THE ARTS