Challenges, implications and the future of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts

Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Lorenza, Linda and Dyson, Julie and Ewing, Robyn and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 (2021) Challenges, implications and the future of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. The Australian Educational Researcher, 48 (5). pp. 901-922. ISSN 0311-6999

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Abstract

This paper will explore the key findings identified in the five arts discipline-specific papers which comprise this special theme issue. Each of the participant researchers have situated Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts within the context of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts and what they characterise as its social justice imperatives. A narrative phenomenological approach has been adopted to enable the participant researchers to socially co-construct an analysis of their experiences working with the Australian Curriculum: The Arts including challenges, implications and the future for their respective discipline areas and the Arts overall. The three key themes from these collective voices revealed a quality arts education is an entitlement for every child and young person; the Arts provide important opportunities for children and young people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to demonstrate their learning, express themselves and participate; and arts educators and the Arts industry need to work together to strengthen community understanding about the value of the Arts in education. This process provided important insights into how exposure and engagement with the Arts shape the ways in which children and young people make meaning in their lives, enhance their overall wellbeing, increase their sense of social responsibility and contribute to a socially-just society.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 02:02
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 04:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts education, Arts educators, Arts industry practitioners, Arts integration, Australian curriculum: the Arts, COVID-19, phenomenology, social justice, national curriculum
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390101 Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-021-00488-y
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43881

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