Aussie Educator

The Arts

‘An education rich in the Arts maximises opportunities for learners to engage with innovative thinkers and leaders and to experience the Arts both as audience members and as artists. Such an education is vital to students’ success as individuals and as members of society, emphasising not only creativity and imagination, but also the values of cultural understanding and social harmony that the Arts can engender’.
Shape of the Australian Curriculum, The Arts [Introduction, 4; 2011]

‘With a subject matter as broad as life itself, the arts easily relate to aspects of almost everything else that is taught’.
Charles Fowler [ASCD]

‘The Australian Curriculum : The Arts will comprise five subjects : Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts’.
Shape of the Australian Curriculum, The Arts

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