How many Art Teachers does it take to change a Curriculum?

Abstract: It sounds like this question should have a punch line, doesn’t it? OK, let’s re-phrase the question as an open-ended inquiry. What about, “How can a small team of Visual Art teachers re-design all our Art subjects at Years 7 to 10 to deliver engaging, student focused project based inquiry learning in response to […]

A 2023 perspective on Art Education

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Nurturing excellence in visual arts teaching

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of professional development for visual art educators. As schools face budget cuts and prioritise core subjects, it is crucial to advocate for continuous learning opportunities that support the growth and excellence of visual art educators, especially educators teaching out-of-field content and as technological […]

Digital Learning and Teaching in Victoria | DIGITECH and ICT across the Curriculum

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BEYOND TECHNOLOGY: What I Learned About Students with a Disability from Remote Teaching

Looking BACK I teach Art in a Special School, which caters for students with an intellectual disability in Years 7-12. When Remote and Flexible Learning started, we moved online. Every day, I met with my students through video conferencing, and for 6 weeks, we created Art together in a virtual space. During Remote Learning, I […]

Studio Thinking with Lois Hetland

Towards the end of last year Laura and myself began talking about Studio Thinking and its framework for unpacking our practice. Studio Habits of Mind provide a great structure for us to consider how we develop authentic creative practice for students in our care. It became clear that this was something worth sharing and developing a […]

Bendigo students inspired by Visual Arts opportunities

Helen Attrill In announcing a $100,000 Visual Arts Specialisation grant for Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) in December last year, the Minister for Education, the Hon Martin Dixon said, ‘’The benefits of school specialisation include exciting and motivating students, expert teachers and specialist equipment, creating partnerships with business and providing students with more opportunities for […]

Why I love my job!

Zoe Keystone It was on January 28 2009, that I arrived at South Oakleigh College as a nervous graduate and with the mind set that this was only going to be a temporary job…until I figured out what I really wanted to do. Perhaps it would fund my dream of becoming a practicing artist? Or […]

Approaching contemporary art in your class

Helen Berkemeier Contemporary art provides exciting opportunities for students and teachers; it opens up new ideas, reveals innovative approaches for making art, prompts inquiry and facilitates deep discussion. It is diverse and fluid, reflecting shifting times and contexts, changes in materials and techniques, artistic methods and audience engagement. And, although contemporary art can at times […]

Art and Learning Teaching skills for the future at The Geelong College

Marita Seaton In a world that has become a kaleidoscope of information and ideas, studying art is no longer just about learning the skills to draw, paint and sculpt, it’s about visual communication. With rapid changes in the work force and technology, the students currently studying in our schools will eventually be working in jobs […]