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How do teachers use gallery education resources?

Program date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Time: 3.30 to 5pm
Venue: Education Theatre, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne enter via the North (Schools) entrance
Tickets: Free

RSVP by sending an email to education.bookings@ngv.vic.gov.au

Join colleagues to hear from Kathyrn Hendy-Ekers about her PhD research that investigated the the relationships between secondary art teachers, contemporary art museums and the curriculum.

About Kathryn and her research

Kathryn Hendy-Ekers is the Curriculum Manager, Visual Arts for the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority. She has 25 years of experience teaching Visual Arts in a range of schools both government and independent, in Australia and internationally. She has written visual arts curriculum in a range of settings, provided support to teachers in professional learning and has been involved in the examination and assessment of senior secondary examinations and assessment for Visual Arts for the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority.

In her PhD, Kathryn investigated the relationships between secondary art teachers, contemporary art museums and the enactment of the Australian Curriculum, Visual Arts and the senior secondary Visual Arts curriculum in various states across Australia. Three state government art museums were used as case studies where both art teachers and museum educators were interviewed, resources were analysed and observations of classes with secondary students were carried out. The interviews and visits were transcribed and analysed, and a model was developed for art museum educators and teachers to enact the curriculum in art museums. The model focuses on concepts of various state curricula and syllabi and the Australian Curriculum to provide a framework to develop resources and programs for schools in current art museums.

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