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EDM8006 Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies 2: Arts & Technologies

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 September 2023


Pre-requisite: EDM5001


The Arts and Technologies encompass diverse aspects of human culture that involve creativity, innovation and design thinking. Preservice teachers need to be familiar with the range of sub-disciplines within each of these learning areas and to be able to plan, implement, assess and evaluate learning across those sub-disciplines. Preservice teachers require exposure and familiarity with the essential knowledge and skills of both the Arts and Technologies learning areas and to characteristic and innovative approaches to learning and teaching. Engagement with these learning areas will empower preservice teachers to develop deeper understanding of the importance of a holistic perspective in education and enrich learning and teaching interactions in the P-6 classroom context.

The course focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for educators to plan for and implement learning in The Arts and Technologies curriculum areas. Preservice teachers will develop knowledge of the structure and content of the relevant curriculum documents and an understanding of effective pedagogies and instructional strategies including communication technologies. They will explore approaches to creating supportive and well-scaffolded learning environments through the use of design and digital technologies capable of meeting the needs of diverse learners in The Arts and Technologies. Preservice teachers will be required to improve their own professional practice and development through engagement with professional teaching networks and the broader community. Preservice teachers will develop an appreciation for the arts and technologies and a repertoire of strategies to evaluate the quality of related resources and products.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Transition Semester 3, 2023 9W Online
Date printed 27 September 2023