Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chris Peers


This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4896).


This unit is designed to enable pre-service teachers to develop skills in lesson planning and to confidently approach their initial pre-service classroom experiences. It builds understanding 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 emphasis is on exploring classroom practice and curriculum design, offering students opportunities to 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 relevant tasks and activities for teaching and learning in visual art and design
  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.


Assessment Task 1: Unit of work (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Reflective task (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average per week of 2 - 3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed 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.


EDF4110 Arts education