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Art Appreciation and Visual Literacy for Early Learning Teachers and Primary Teachers

This workshop will include:

In-gallery modelling of a variety of pedagogical approaches to Aboriginal art appreciation for young audiences (3 – 5 years, 5 – 12 years). Course content will be directly applicable to the Visual Arts Syllabus and the Early Years Learning Framework.

By attending this PD session participants will learn how to:

  • Introduce the Aboriginal concepts of Country, Language, Skin and Totem, through discussion and activities based on the selected focus artworks.
  • Increase awareness of Aboriginal culture by engaging students in art appreciation based on Aboriginal artworks.
  • Develop and deliver art appreciation activities based on a sound understanding of a range of pedagogic practices that recognise and respond to a variety of developmental stages and learning styles in order to make learning accessible, relevant and engaging.
  • Encourage student participants to confidently test ideas and express and share opinions in a respectful group context using Aboriginal art as a catalyst to discussion.
  • Lead art appreciation sessions that introduce and apply subject specific vocabulary.
  • Position visual literacy activities as a social practice that engenders shared meaning.
  • Encourage and manage critical responses as well as subjective and imaginative responses.
  • Source ideas from traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art to inform the development of art making activities for students.

Duration: 2 PD Hours

Time: Registration 3.30pm Workshop 4pm – 6pm

Cost: $110 (including GST)

Enquiries: Email ekn@westernsydney.edu.au | Call 02 4736 0381

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (OneStop offers the facility to register and pay by cheque, credit card or BPay. It also allows for the creation of an invoice.)

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