The ArtsVisual Arts

In advocating arts, according to Dinham (2016, p. 27), arts literacy is becoming as increasingly significant as language and numeracy to assist students to function effectively in the modern world (Deleuze 1990; Livermore 1998; Huber, Dinham & Chalk 2015).
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Shake a leg (Pryor 2010) targets a year 4 primary context with English, Visual Art, Music-Dance and Drama.
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Class reading of Shake a Leg and discussion of anticipation guide
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Students will compare two dances, The New Zealand Haka and The Aboriginal Crane Dance
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Children will create their own Aboriginal Instruments using traditional painting design and symbols
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Students in groups act out the main parts of the drama performance against their storyboard
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References from all over the globe to support the theory and teaching strategies

Australian Curriculum Visual Arts

Learning in Visual Arts involves students making and responding to artworks, drawing on the world as a source of ideas. Students engage with the knowledge of visual arts, develop skills, techniques and processes, and use materials as they explore a range of forms, styles and contexts.
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Critical Reflection

Through Visual Arts, students learn to reflect critically on their own experiences and responses to the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and to develop their own arts knowledge and preferences. They learn with growing sophistication to express and communicate experiences through and about visual arts.
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Making

Making in Visual Arts involves students making representations of their ideas and intended meanings in different forms. Students select the visual effects they want to create through problem-solving and making decisions. They develop knowledge, understanding and skills as they learn and apply techniques and processes using materials to achieve their intentions in two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) forms.
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Responding

Responding in Visual Arts involves students responding to their own artworks and being audience members as they view, manipulate, reflect on, analyse, enjoy, appreciate and evaluate their own and others’ visual artworks.
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Meaning Making

Both making and responding involve developing practical and critical understanding of how the artist uses an artwork to engage audiences and communicate meaning.
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