Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nishta Rosunee


This unit is part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part B (EDF5180).


This unit enables pre-service teachers to develop skills in lesson planning for diverse student learners and to confidently approach their initial pre-service classroom experiences in visual art and design. Working collaboratively and independently, students build understanding and knowledge of the ways in which visual art and design pedagogy can be considered in practical terms and the corresponding nature of professional identity for the specialist art and design teacher. The assessment tasks provide opportunities for students to engage at a theoretical and practical level with critical curriculum models (from Australia and overseas) and to apply their knowledge of this theory in their developing art and design pedagogy, including information and communication technology (ICT) practices. The emphasis is on exploring classroom practice and curriculum design, offering students opportunities to understand and identify with the professional responsibilities specific to learning and teaching in the disciplines that inform visual art and design curriculum practice.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the structural issues relevant to lessons and units of work in visual art and design
  2. critically determine, and select appropriate content for units of work in visual art and design
  3. devise tasks and activities for teaching and learning in visual art and design suitable for diverse learners in a range of educational settings
  4. identify important pedagogical issues in visual art and design educational theory
  5. apply critical theoretical and conceptual issues to the evaluation of specific examples of visual art and design curriculum practice.


Unit of work (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Reflective task (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


36 credit points (with at least 12 points at each of levels two and three) in relevant area(s) of visual arts (e.g. photography, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, multimedia) which includes at least one quarter of a year of practical art content.