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THE ARTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM. IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS and TEACHERS. The consultative design process. ALL decisions made or ratified by ACARA Curriculum Committee Senior Project Officer appointed - Sept 2009 26 person Reference group – all arts, states, systems, levels - Sept 2009 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • THE ARTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUMIMPLICATIONS FORSCHOOLS and TEACHERS

  • The consultative design processALL decisions made or ratified by ACARA Curriculum CommitteeSenior Project Officer appointed - Sept 200926 person Reference group all arts, states, systems, levels - Sept 2009Lead writer and writing team for Shape Paper Dec 2009Advisory group of 12 all art forms, levels, systems, teachers - Jan 2010Primary teachers trial April 2010Sydney forum 300 stakeholders May 2010Internet consultation 16 weeks public AND authority responsesInformal presentation/discussions most states - 2010 & 2011Rewriting by team and advisory group final paper - Aug 2011Writing teams 2 each art form + 2 Oct 2011Advisory Panel 10 inc. 1st writers team Oct 2011Regular NAAE consultation throughout

  • FIRST AGREEMENTSBASIC ENTITLEMENT: FIVE ART FORMS:Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual ArtsAll 5 art forms equally through Primary (F-6)Flexibility in Years 7 & -8 Availability in Years 9-12 with no diminutionASPIRATIONALACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DIFFERENCEACKNOWLEDGMENT OF CONNECTIVITY21st CENTURY CURRICULUM

  • WHY MEDIA ARTS?

  • THE SHAPE PAPERCollective wisdomCoherent vision and structurebutPlain languageTwenty pages

  • Timeline (unofficial)Curriculum drafting October 2011 - ?May 2012Phase 1: Aims, rationale, scope & sequence Jan 2012Phase 2: Detailed curriculum Feb - ?May 2012Internet consultation - ?May- July 2012Revising and redrafting ?July December 2012Trial implementation - ? 50 schools 2013Gradual implementation, based on what arts can be initially delivered 2013-2015Full implementation ? 2016

  • KEY PRINCIPLESAll children have arts capability and entitlementCreativity, imagination and play are centralArts knowing is sensory, cognitive and affectiveArts are culturally mediatedFull understanding is practical, critical, knowledgeable Process is as important as productArts in schools are highly collaborativeArts need different times and structures

  • REQUIREMENTSThree Cross-curricular Perspectives- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders- Asian-Pacific arts- SustainabilitySeven General Capabilities

    - Literacy - Numeracy - ICT - Critical and creative thinking -- Personal and Social competence - Intercultural understanding - Ethical behaviour

  • ORGANISERSSimple, clear and not too many What do people do when they engage in arts?MAKING (by artists)(inc. CREATING, PRODUCING, PRESENTING, COMMUNICATING)RESPONDING (by audiences)All recursive All equally important

  • AESTHETIC KNOWLEDGEa particular way of knowing Arts are experienced and communicated through the senses, the brain and the emotions Arts learning is holistic and embodied Arts are experienced in all domains of experience and perception: subjective (I), relational (you and us) and objective (it and them) Arts learning moves from experiencing to comprehending through key questions

  • Key questions MeaningFormSociety CultureHistoricalPhilosophy and ideologyCritical and evaluativePsychological Other eg institutions, spiritual

  • WRITING THE CURRICULUM2 Year Bands for reporting:F-2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/1011/12 (Senior) still sub-judice but principles drafted to fit in with State Senior programsContent in 2 year bands general principles not lockstep prescriptionFamiliarity with all State & Territory syllabuses & Shape paper designed to synch. Achievement standards in aesthetic knowledge

  • LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES(or not)TIME Arts need differentiated allocation and different kinds of management in integrated curriculumSPACE & PHYSICAL RESOURCESPARENTS & SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIONACARA COMMUNICATIONTEACHERS

  • TEACHERSACARA & ESA WEB RESOURCES

    PROFESSIONAL LEARNING? PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION? SPECIALISTS & COMMUNITY ARTS INDUSTRY increasing importance

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