Arts literature review: Senior syllabus redevelopment

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane & Dezuanni, Michael L. (2016) Arts literature review: Senior syllabus redevelopment. Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Brisbane, Qld.


The approach used to construct this review of local, national and international arts syllabus documents was a desktop review. Desktop research refers to seeking facts, general information on a topic, historical background, study results that have been published or exist in public documents. In this case, the public documents accessed for the review were syllabus and curriculum documents developed and published by Australian state educational authorities and international education bodies in home countries or developed by educational authorities with worldwide application.

Arts literature review Senior syllabus redevelopment Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority February 2016 Page 2 of 35 The three Australian cases have been pre- determined by Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. In the review the Arts syllabus documents included those from New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Three international jurisdictions for the Arts were selected by the researchers, namely, Canada (Ontario and British Columbia), International Baccalaureate (IB) and United Kingdom GCSE . Canada (Ontario) was selected as it was deemed to be most like Queensland in arts syllabus offerings in the senior years of schooling, as well as having similar content framework and assessment requirements to current Queensland senior arts syllabuses. The IB was selected because it is offered across a number of countries , including Australia, with an increasing number of Queensland schools, both government and independent, making it available to students. The United Kingdom ’s GCSE structure was selected because it is dissimilar to the Queensland structure in both content and assessment frameworks. The key findings and recommendations were developed by identifying key trends from the review of syllabus documents and curriculum frameworks from the three Australian jurisdictions and three international jurisdictions.

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ID Code: 98354
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: arts education curriculum, arts education pedagogy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s) & Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2016 04:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 01:23

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