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Attention: All Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance teachers

WHEN WHERE Bookings are essential

5:00pm-7.30pm College of Fine Arts To register: email or fax Yvonne Little at the
Tuesday UNSW Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC)
10th November Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Email: Y.Little@ptc.nsw.edu.au
Paddington, Sydney, NSW, 2021 Fax: 02 9564 2342
Main Lecture Theatre, EGO2 Subject Line: The Arts in the Australian Curriculum
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While the inclusion of the Arts as a learning area in Speakers from education and arts education will
the Australian Curriculum is loudly applauded, the outline their views both in reference to the agenda
terms under which the arts will be represented listed and other issues critical to the framing and
remain undecided. Current understandings of the delivery of the Arts in the Australian Curriculum. The
role played by the arts in education are subject to forum will be followed by a plenary session inviting
variations in practice, including: questions from the audience.
• the purposes served by the arts in education SPEAKERS
including their contribution to economic • Rob Randall General Manager, Curriculum,
prosperity, cultural awareness, innovation and Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting
creativity Authority (ACARA)
• the way that individual art forms are • Brian Croke Executive Director, Catholic
differentiated within the performing and visual Education Commission, NSW
arts including the levels of choice, specialisation • Brian Ladd Head of Public Programs, AGNSW
and recognition • Deidhre Wauchop Manager, Creative Arts,
• the approach to learning and content among the Curriculum K-12, NSW Department of Education
different art forms and Training
• the nature of sequential learning in the different • Dr Mary Mooney Associate Head of School,
art forms School of Education, University of Western
• the identification of levels of achievement and Sydney, Research Director, Drama Australia
the way in which outcomes in the arts are most • Jay McPherson Inspector, Creative Arts, Office of
appropriately assessed. the Board of Studies, NSW
• Kim Snepvangers Head, School of Art History and
This high profile forum will provide arts educators Art Education, COFA UNSW
and other relevant stakeholders a platform to discuss • Dr Kerry Thomas Senior Lecturer, School of Art
and help consolidate the place of the arts in History and Art Education, COFA UNSW,
VADEA Vice President, State and National Issues

Light refreshments will be served before the forum from 4.30pm.
Drinks and finger food will follow the forum and provide time for further discussion.

Please note: parking is very limited in the local area. Public transport is recommended.