Delivering Authentic Arts Education (4th Edition)

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This market-leading practical text helps student teachers develop their confidence, understanding and skills to effectively and authentically teach arts.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780170420594 Brand/Publisher: Nelson Categories: Teacher SupportThe ArtsProfessional Learning

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This market-leading practical text helps student teachers develop their confidence, understanding and skills to effectively and authentically teach arts. With a strong balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the true nature of the key learning area 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.

Initial 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. Part 2 specifically examines the five arts areas: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. The final part of the text, Units of Inquiry, contains valuable sample learning activities and resources that demonstrate how to plan an effective lesson within a unit of inquiry. Further examples of units of inquiry and interactives are available online.

Key Features:

  • Explore authentic arts education in practice through the Classroom Snapshot boxes with real-life examples
  • Pre-service teachers develop their own activities to introduce children to the relevant arts principles, elements and skills with the activities suggested in the Starter ideas boxes
  • For more effective learning, the At-a-glance boxes provide quick overviews of key concepts, practical tips and useful resources
  • High quality educational resources in the Online resources annotated lists support teaching and learning
  • Identify important educationalists, influential theorists and selected well-known artists using the Key people icons. Students can explore these key people further on the CourseMate Express platform
  • NEW Cross-Curricular Priorities icons clearly direct pre-service teachers to content relating to the three CCP areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia, and Sustainability
  • End-of-chapter learning activities and further readings help pre-service teachers consolidate learning and supplement the material presented in the chapter. Students can explore more study tools and activities online in the CourseMate Express platform
  • Student teachers learn how to plan quality primary arts programs using the frameworks in Part 3 of the text for developing units of inquiry. This section includes sample lessons and other resources that demonstrate authentic arts education. Further samples are available online


Part 1: The ABC of arts education

  • Putting you in the picture – the rationale and context for arts education
  • The features of authentic arts education
  • Being an effective teacher in the Arts
  • Children at the centre
  • Planning, pedagogy and assessment for authentic arts learning

Part 2: Teaching in the Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media arts
  • Music
  • Visual arts

Part 3: Units of inquiry

  • Units of inquiry – How it works
  • Learning activities
ISBN 9780170420594
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Teacher Resources,
Author(s) Judith Dinham

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