How to: Connect Art Curriculum with Geography and HASS

10oct3:30 pm4:45 pmHow to: Connect Art Curriculum with Geography and HASScasc webinar for teachers & educators


(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Jasmine Upton and Dr Katie Burke provide examples and strategies for interpreting and connecting the Australian HASS/Geography and Arts curricula.

Arts integration offers exciting possibilities for learning, and provides diversified learning opportunities for all students. As well as deepening engagement and enjoyment, it can provide alternative ways of knowing and meaning-making. In this session, Jasmine Upton and Dr Katie Burke provide an engaging and accessible approach to integrating the Arts curriculum authentically.

Participants will be provided with examples of effective integration of Visual Arts learning with Geography used in  a year 3 context. It includes strategies for interpreting and connecting the Australian HASS/Geography and Arts curricula, and an opportunity to develop tools for planning and assessing within individual contexts.

ACARA has mandated full implementation of the arts curriculum by 2020, and this session will therefore prove particularly beneficial in considering creative strategies to connect Arts and Geography in the busy modern classroom.


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Jasmine Upton: Jasmine is a passionate arts advocate and early-career educator within the primary sector, who has an extensive background in teaching dance and drama. Her Honours research project, Exploring Authentic Arts Education within the State Primary School Context, was the platform for her to initiate programs for integrating the arts across the curriculum, which is currently being adopted within her school. Jasmine has written and implemented units of work that integrate the Arts with other curriculum learning areas, and has witnessed first-hand the success and increased engagement of her students as a result. Jasmine is an effective communicator of strategies that empower other teachers to embrace and integrate the arts in their teaching through practical research-based strategies that honour authenticity in learning.


Dr Katie Burke: Katie is an arts educator in the pre-service teacher program at the University of Southern Queensland, where she has 13 years of experience in preparing teachers to deliver authentic and integrated arts learning. Katie is also a former home educator, and combined her love of the arts and alternative approaches to learning in her PhD, in which she investigated the arts teaching practice of home educators. Through this research she additionally developed an extensive website dedicated to providing strategies for integrating arts learning with all curriculum areas, called Her passion for the ways in which the arts and creativity can transform learning is applied to her own tertiary teaching practice to enhance student engagement, and she was recently awarded with three teaching awards at USQ for 2018, including a prestigious university level award.