In this unit, students will be introduced to curriculum frameworks and a range of pedagogical and assessment approaches for teaching and using Technologies and The Arts in primary school learning environments. Through investigation of the five areas of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, namely, Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts, students gain personal and 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. Through exploration of the two areas of Australian Curriculum: Technologies, students are introduced to the nature of learning in Design and Technologies where students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities, as well as Digital Technologies where students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions. The unit equips students with dispositions for valuing the use of Technologies and The Arts for effective teaching and learning and with a working knowledge of some fundamental tools that can be applied across curriculum learning areas. Students also explore a range of tools that enhance and promote effective engagement through problem-solving, creative thinking and collaboration.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.
|1. Group Work||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.73% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
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
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1 Support student participation
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
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|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
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