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This practical text helps student teachers develop their confidence, understandings and skills so that they can effectively and authentically teach arts in primary and middle school classrooms. Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the true nature of arts education and its importance in the curriculum, emphasising the arts as forms of creative activity, meaning-making and expression in a cultural context.
Chapters discuss how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and pedagogical skills, how to encourage children’s creativity, how to lead arts appreciation experiences, and the general principles of planning and assessment. They then examine the five arts areas: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. The final part of the text contains sample learning activities and resources that demonstrate how to plan an effective lesson within a unit of inquiry.
Practical tips, classroom ‘snapshots’, starter ideas and suggestions for online resources show you the links between theory and practice so you can develop arts education experiences that are purposeful, stimulating and engaging for everyone.
New to the Edition
Fully updated to reflect the framework and terminology of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, making it easy to connect to the curriculum documents.
Chapters 6-10 now include overviews on each arts area ‘...in the Australian curriculum’, summarising the expectations for learning in the primary years to help teachers become more familiar with each arts subject.
A new unit of inquiry provides fresh examples of sample unit lesson plans and other resources that demonstrate authentic arts education in practice. Additional units of inquiry are available on the text’s CourseMate Express website
Chapters 2, 3 and 4 have been revised and restructured so that it is even easier to find relevant information on the contemporary context, the curriculum, the teacher and the student.
To further assist teachers to develop their confidence in teaching the arts, Chapters 6-10 include new sections on ‘Developing your competency’ for each arts area.
About the Author
Judith Dinham is Senior Lecturer at Curtin University and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University; and the founding director of ProArts, a professional development provider for teachers. She has held senior university teaching and leadership positions in arts education and artists’ education over a number of decades and holds several university teaching awards. Dr Dinham's broad curriculum experience includes writing and presenting courses in early childhood, primary and secondary arts education.
1. Putting you in the picture – the rationale and context for arts education
2. The features of authentic arts education
3. Being an effective teacher in the Arts
4. Children at the centre
5. Planning, pedagogy and assessment for authentic arts learning
Part 2: Teaching in the Arts
8. Media arts
10. Visual arts
Part 3: Unit of inquiry
ISBN: 9780170368827 ISBN-10: 0170368823 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Book with Other Items
Number Of Pages: 392 Published: 16th August 2016 Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 3 Edition Type: Revised