TEACHING CULTURAL COMMUNITIES

EDU4TCC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Museums and galleries are public learning spaces foreveryone. These cultural organisations have ongoing and deep relationships with education as they provide rich learning experiences both to extend classroom learning as well as outside the classroom. At these sites we are invited to connected to history and ideas that stimulate curiosity through objects,collections and exhibitions. This subject focuses on understanding how museums and galleries and their education programs stimulate learning opportunities for primary students and support ongoing professional development for teachers.Exploration is made into the multiple reasons for engaging with galleries and museums and how they can influence learning while investigating the complexities of access to resources that support discipline areas and integrated curriculum practices. By looking at object based pedagogy to supportarts and humanities this subject focuses on the expansion and broadening of howlearning can be stimulated and how it can be taken back to the classroom while increasing familiarity with the Immigration Museum as well as other national cultural organisations.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon O'Mallon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Education Primary (EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM) and should have completed EDU2TPS and EDU3PAD.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interact with museums and galleries in the capacity as a teacher while reflecting upon how their practice impacts learning

Activities:
Introduction to cultural studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Work outside of the classroom to engage student learning.

Activities:
Role of educators in museums and galleries
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Access resources both onsite and digital to build professional strategies and pedagogy.

Activities:
Becoming familiar with online resources of museums and galleries
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Modify integration and inquiry models of curriculum to address learning outcomes connected to areas of arts and humanities, and other areas such as, literacy, numeracy, science, and technology influenced by current curriculum documents.

Activities:
Inquiry curriculum and resources that can be accessed across sites to support Australian Curriculum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Compare multimodal literacies in the context of a museum and gallery to examine the relationship between objects, exhibitions and reading the stories while making connections and interpretations.

Activities:
Site visits to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, and other cultural organisations (equivalence to online tours of museums and galleries)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

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