The Australian Curriculum: Diversity through Art – Change, Continuity, Context.

Dr Phil Lambert

The Australian Curriculum, the Arts draws together five related but distinct art forms referred to as 'subjects'. Dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts each have different approaches and distinct knowledge, understanding and skills, enabling students to examine past, current and emerging art-making and art criticism across a range of cultures and places. 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 and as artists. This presentation will review the development of the Australian Arts curriculum and demonstrate the online curriculum.