Partnerships with cultural organisations such as galleries and museums are under utilised by teacher education programs in Australia (Abeles, 2004; Bybee, 2001; Falk, 2001; Lemon& Garvis, 2014; Nichols, 2014; Wilson, 2004). Cultural organisations are community assets that offer a range of rich and diverse learning resources and programs for learners encompassing all levels of education (Eames & Coll, … Continue reading Teacher education and partnerships with galleries: What do pre-service teachers think?
Arts education is part of the new National Curriculum for Australia and with its scheduled for implementation for 2014 there is a clear message being sent that generalist primary school teachers need to be capable and confident to teach all of the arts areas. There is however several issues sounding this vision, not at least … Continue reading Pre-service teacher self-efficacy of arts education across Australia
There is something in the universe. I have been thinking of sometime about sharing great art teacher blogs I have come across, and just last night @mesterman sent me a tweet about the very topic. Ironic! So check these blogs out that I have been following, they are not a comprehensive list but they are … Continue reading SKETCHING IDEAS OF THE ARTS CLASSROOM – BLOGGERS IDEAS