The arts

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An arts-based approach to student resilience
An arts-based approach to student resilience

In these uncertain times, how do teachers support students to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic and give them the tools to navigate the challenges we may be faced with? In today’s article, Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland suggests arts-based approaches to building resilience in students in times of disaster.

Extending gifted students through the arts
Extending gifted students through the arts

The Netherlands is one of PISA’s consistent top performers and is often recognised internationally as an example of educational success and a front-runner in supporting struggling learners. Here, we take a look at a project that’s focused on extending gifted learners in the Netherlands.

Bringing industry knowledge to the classroom
Bringing industry knowledge to the classroom

Antonio Chiappetta from New South Wales was recently handed the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award. Here, we find out about the successful music program at his school, and why he believes it’s vital to stay connected to industry as an educator.

Connecting musicals to classroom learning
Connecting musicals to classroom learning

In our latest reader submission, US high school teacher Dr Keith Mason explains how integrating school musicals into your curriculum planning can provide opportunities for linked and themed learning activities in multiple subject areas.

Documentary filmmaking in the classroom
Documentary filmmaking in the classroom

Drawing on students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the medium of film, David Chapman decided to introduce a documentary filmmaking unit in his Year 7 English lessons. Here, he explains how he did it and shares tips for other educators.

Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking
Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking

Introducing documentary filmmaking to the classroom is something teachers can do across the curriculum, with students of different ages and abilities. This AFTRS Media Lab learning resource and accompanying teacher guide provides a practical introduction to the medium.

Research Q&A: Climate change education and student voice
Research Q&A: Climate change education and student voice

The young people of today are growing up in uncertain times as the effects of global climate change begin to permeate their everyday lives and communities. Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles joins Teacher to discuss her systematic review of climate change education.

Resources: Film clips across the curriculum
Resources: Film clips across the curriculum

In his second article on cinema in school education, Marc Barrett aims to assist teachers with that most difficult of challenges, when it comes to hosting film clips in the classroom – that of clip selection.

Cinephelia – using cinema in education
Cinephelia – using cinema in education

In the first of two articles, Marc Barrett explores the work of Alain Bergala on the potential of short film clips to engage school students in learning across the curriculum.

Music educators recognised in national award nominations
Music educators recognised in national award nominations

The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.