Start with the arts: A teaching and learning melody for pre-service primary teachers

O'Brien, Mia and Mackinlay, Elizabeth (2011). Start with the arts: A teaching and learning melody for pre-service primary teachers. In Christopher Klooper and Susanne Garvis (Ed.), Tapping into classroom practice of the arts: From inside out (pp. 57-79) Mt Gravatt, QLD, Australia: Post Pressed.

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Author O'Brien, Mia
Mackinlay, Elizabeth
Title of chapter Start with the arts: A teaching and learning melody for pre-service primary teachers
Title of book Tapping into classroom practice of the arts: From inside out
Place of Publication Mt Gravatt, QLD, Australia
Publisher Post Pressed
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781921214882
1921214880
Editor Christopher Klooper
Susanne Garvis
Chapter number 4
Start page 57
End page 79
Total pages 13
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The chapter as a whole draws on current thinking in the Australian arts education where the arts are positioned in the new national curriculum as occupying a special and unique place in learning. The Shape paper for the Arts asserts that "the Arts can be learned and can be used as a tool to learn about something else" (ACARA, 2010, p. 3) and in this chapter we explore the potential of the arts through the theme of "Start with the arts". This mantra captures our approach to primary teaching, pre-service teacher education, the writing method we have adopted in this chapter, and is interwoven through sections of monologue and dialogue through a creative retelling of the famous fairy tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The Arts have a special relationship with learning, in that the Arts can be learned and can be used as a tool by which to learn about something else. Fully understanding the Arts involves critical and practical study. Through critical and practical study students have the opportunity to explore, experiment, create, analyse and critique, and ultimately discover multiple meanings in artwork.
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