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EDF5478 - Art education 1A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr J Rosewarne- Foster


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)


This unit will provide an introduction to teaching and preparation strategies necessary for the secondary teacher of visual arts. Students taking this unit will have expertise in studio practice; ability in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or ceramics is required. Students will be encouraged to draw upon their knowledge of studio arts to design and implement lessons suitable for a range of levels in the secondary school.


Specifically this unit requires students to reflect on their own art practice in order to bring personal artistic expertise to the task of teaching in schools; undertake a consideration of art materials and techniques suitable for the secondary school curriculum; provide learning activities in a selection of studio areas at secondary levels; design, prepare and teach art activities during the practicum.


Clayton on-campus FT students: Art biography essay (1500 words): 30%
Series of short prescribed readings and associated tasks (equivalent 2500 words): 70%
Successful completion of supervised school experience
Gippsland off-campus students: Art biography essay (1500 words): 30%
Readings and tasks (2500 words): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Two full years of study in studio practice at tertiary level