The Arts 1

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Arts 1

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is taught in the first semester 2nd year of the Bachelor of Education-Primary degree. Students should be enrolled in the Bachelor of Education-Primary or Bachelor of Education ? Special Education degrees.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Arts 1 will provide students with a broad understanding of the five arts disciplines specified by the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the role that the Arts play in the individual child's development, with a particular emphasis on the early years of schooling. There will be a focus on the development of imagination, creativity and symbolic representation through practical exploration of each of the Art forms and the connections between them.
    Course Introduction
    As a learning area The Arts offers uniquely creative opportunities for learners to engage in innovative ways of thinking. Engaging in the Arts provides opportunities to understand culture and society in deep and rich ways, to cultivate distinctive critical and creative thinking capabilities, to learn how to make and respond to a range of arts practices and disciplines, and to develop design thinking and aesthetic considerations. Arts 1 will provide students with a broad understanding of the five arts disciplines specified by the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. In particular, it will focus on Arts education for children in the early years of schooling - Preparatory Year to Year Two. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the role the Arts play in the individual child's development. There will be a focus on the development of imagination, creativity and symbolic representation through practical exploration of each of the Art forms and the connections between them.
    Course Aims
    This course aims to provide students with opportunities to:
    develop a broad understanding of the five arts disciplines specified by the Australian Arts Curriculum: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and the Visual Arts -especially as they apply to children in the Early Years of schooling
    develop an understanding of contemporary theories around Arts teaching and learning and practice
    understand links between imagination, creativity, emotion and symbolic representation through practical exploration
    develop skills in teaching and learning strategies relevant to the Arts in the Early Years of schooling
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of each of the five arts disciplines as they apply to children in the early years of schooling.
    2 Understand and apply contemporary theories relating to the arts and articulate their importance in relation to supporting the development of artistic skills, creativity, a range of literacies, and multiple ways of knowing including literacy, language, numeracy and ICT skills
    3 Critically reflect on the importance of dimensions shared across the Arts including imagination, creativity, emotion, aesthetics and symbolism
    4 Demonstrate an understanding of relevant curriculum documents. arts-related pedagogies and planning structures to develop experiences suitable for children in the early years of schooling.
    5 Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of Arts learning and the particular contribution each discipline makes to the development of identity, confidence and well-being in all children with an acknowledgement of diverse learners and learning contexts

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Assignment - Planning Document
    Two snapshots of effective practice

    60%/100

    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Written Exam

    40%/80

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.