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First we see: the national review of visual education

Education Students Creative arts education Visual literacy Australia
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This is the report of a two-year review of Australia's visual education that examined existing programs and good practice from across the education system and outlined a framework for the future of visual education and four key recommendations.

The four key recommendations of the review are:

  • The centrality of visuacy for all Australian students : visuacy as a democratic visual education concept be recognised as a core skill area and that a visual education curriculum separated from the performing arts and incorporating visuacy as a primary goal be developed for each of the compulsory years of schooling.
  • Preparing teachers : appropriate pre-service training and ongoing professional learning opportunities in visual education be instituted for (a) visual education specialist secondary teachers and (b) generalist primary teachers.
  • The potential of partnerships : the potential of partnerships between schools and appropriate external agencies/organisations to contribute to visual education be explored and a programme of implementation determined.
  • A visual education research agenda : a national visual education research agenda be developed along with an implementation plan and staged timeline.
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