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Gifts from the muses: The impact of teaching artists on primary teacher education students

Pascoe, R.ORCID: 0000-0002-9650-892X (2014) Gifts from the muses: The impact of teaching artists on primary teacher education students. In: AARE/NZARE Joint Conference 2014: Speaking back through research, 30 November - 4 December 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD


The School of Education at Murdoch University has been commissioned through funding from the Australia Council for the Arts (and the Western Australian Departments of Culture and the Arts and Education) to work with a team of Teaching Artists for two years. This commission involved identifying and developing skills and processes of five Teaching Artist – one for each of the five arts subjects in the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. These Teaching Artists co-teach with Murdoch University academic staff students in the Primary Teacher Education programs – Graduate Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Education. Each workshop begins with the Teaching Artists working with their artistic medium processes and principles; the second part of each workshop is led by the Murdoch staff member focusing on the specific pedagogy for the arts subject. The project has been funded for two years. An integral part of the project is development of Teaching Artist skills and processes through a Summer program designed to introduce them to the content and principles of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. As a project running over two years, this presentation will report on impact at the conclusion of the first year.

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