Delivering Authentic Arts Education,
4th Edition

Judith Dinham

ISBN-13: 9780170420594 | ISBN-10: 0170420590

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 440 pages

List Price USD $84.75


This market-leading text helps you develop the confidence, understanding and skills you need to teach arts, including dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. With a perfect balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the key learning area of arts education and its importance in the curriculum. It also conveys creative activity and expression within a cultural context. The text helps you learn how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and teaching skills, how to encourage children’s creativity and how to lead arts appreciation experiences. It also includes information on planning and assessment.

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Meet the Authors

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Judith Dinham is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University. She is the B Ed Primary Program Co-ordinator and academic leader in arts education. Judith is also a practising artist with her work held in public and private collections both in Australia and overseas. Judith has had a long commitment to arts education through teaching, course design, research and committee work. She has won prestigious awards for her teaching and is recognised as a Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).

  • End-of-chapter 'Go Further' online resources that instructors can supply to student teachers, including lesson plan templates, worksheets, Additional Units of Inquiry, and Key People glossary
  • Enhanced visual examples and diagrams explain and demonstrate important concepts
  • Expanded Units of Inquiry in Part 3 with further examples available in the online resources for instructors to share with student teachers
  • Assessment is a pain point for many pre-service teachers. This edition sees increased coverage of this topic with an expanded section on assessment discussing the assessment cycle in Chapter 5, as well as expanded coverage of assessment for each arts area
  • Expanded coverage and activity examples to support implementation in arts education of the cross-curricular priorities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories
  • Reflects the latest updates to the Australian Curriculum throughout the text, with coverage on why arts education is part of the Australian Curriculum, as well as cross-curriculum considerations, and in Part 2, sections on each arts area and the Australian Curriculum
  • Student teachers learn how to plan quality primary arts programs using the frameworks in Part 3 of the text, Units of Inquiry. This section includes sample lessons and other resources that demonstrate authentic arts education
  • High quality educational resources in the Online resources annotated lists at the end of each chapter support teaching and learning
  • 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
  • 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
  • Explore authentic arts education in practice through the Classroom Snapshot boxes with real-life examples
  • Identify important educationalists, influential theorists and selected well-known artists using the Key people icons

Table of Contents

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Part 1 The ABC of arts education
1 Putting you in the picture – the rationale and context for arts education
2 The features of authentic arts education
3 Being an effective teacher in The Arts
4 Children at the centre
5 Planning, pedagogy and assessment for authentic arts learning

Part 2 Teaching in the Arts
6 Dance
7 Drama
8 Media Arts
9 Music
10 Visual Arts

Part 3 Units of Inquiry
How this section works
Learning activities: patterns around us

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Website for Dinham's Delivering Authentic Arts Education

Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's Guide, and artwork from the text. New to this edition are Go Further resources including lesson plan templates, worksheets, Additional Units of Inquiry, and the Key people glossary to support your students. The Instructor's Guide is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class including chapter objectives, key terms, tutorial activities and instructor notes on using the Units of Inquiry. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at cengage.com.au/instructors for Australia or cengage.co.nz/instructors for New Zealand.

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Delivering Authentic Arts Education

  • ISBN-10: 0170420590
  • ISBN-13: 9780170420594

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