EDCU13018 - The Arts

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In The Arts, students will be introduced to curriculum frameworks and a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching and using the five different discipline areas of the arts in educational contexts. They gain personal practical experience in using the different symbol systems and ways of understanding and representing the world that the Arts provide and build their understanding of how arts practice relates to the formation and expression of social values, beliefs and identity. They evaluate their own experiences and practice throughout the unit to develop understanding of the skills, techniques and classroom strategies appropriate for teaching The Arts in discipline specific, interrelated and integrated ways and to build appreciation for ways in which The Arts provide engaging learning experiences which promote creativity, communication, social and cultural knowledge and innovation.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Assessment tasks
Recommendation
Review complexity of assessment tasks to support student completion.
Action Taken
Both assessment tasks were redesigned to better support the sequential focus for practical and theoretical learning (AT1) and classroom application of this learning (AT2)
Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Moodle Course and content
Recommendation
Continue to revise the organisation of unit materials.
Action Taken
Unit materials were revised to align with revision of Aseessment Tasks
Source: Staff Feedback
Feedback
Arts Challenges: assessment tasks
Recommendation
Refine structure of assessment to focus on challenges in Assessment Task 1.
Action Taken
Completed as stated
Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Assessment Task 2
Recommendation
Restructure Assessment Task 2 to embed Visual and Performing Arts
Action Taken
Completed as stated
Source: Self Reflection
Feedback
Zoom Sessions for Distance students
Recommendation
Continue to provide quality Zoom sessions and engage with students through discussion forums and email
Action Taken
Carried out as stated
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment
Recommendation
Continue to review complexity of assessment tasks
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff feedback (teaching team / peer review) Self reflection
Feedback
Textbook
Recommendation
Revise textbook selection
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Moodle course and content
Recommendation
Continue to revise the presentation of unit materials to enhance navigation
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection Staff feedback
Feedback
Assessment Tasks
Recommendation
Restructure assessment tasks
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self Reflection
Feedback
AT2 Application of Arts Learning
Recommendation
Revise group completion requirement (with options for group completion on campus)
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Create plans and resources for Arts learning using the processes of making, presenting and responding to artworks
  2. Justify the selection of resources and strategies for making and responding to artworks through reference to the rationale and intent underpinning Arts education
  3. Critically reflect on the development of professional knowledge and personal learning in the arts
  4. Describe the positive contribution of the arts in education and to participation in contemporary society.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

1.2 Understand how students learn

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians

2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

3.5 Use effective classroom communication

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

5.1 Assess student learning

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment