What is TATA?
The Tasmanian Art Teachers' Association provides art education advice, information and assistance to members. TATA advocates for the Visual Art education sector in relation to policy and curriculum development to build social capital through quality art education.
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Artwork by Piper Newman
(Grade 10 Riverside High School)
TATA serves members who are specialist art teachers; educators who teach art; student art teachers and professionals engaged in art education.
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Art works – visual art teacher professional learning @ Inveresk holds space for visual art teachers to attend to their own creative practice as artists and teachers through a day dedicated to making and responding. Please see Program Flyer. 1 day workshop – 8.30am to 5.15pm University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts and Media, Inveresk Campus, Launceston Friday 22 November 2019 For Non DoE enrolments, please complete Enrolment-form-External and email to firstname.lastname@example.org Our Art works program draws from national and international recommendations for best practice in visual arts teacher professional learning. These recommendations have been carefully considered in relation to participant feedback from previous visual arts professional learning initiatives in Tasmanian to enable teachers across Kinder -12 to enact a personally attuned balance of making and responding across the day. The UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education (2010) tells us that teachers benefit from professional learning experiences which can enrich their teaching methods, and in-school projects that involve collaboration between artists, teachers and schools can cultivate powerful and transformative learning opportunities from and for all perspectives. Art Works acknowledges the importance of teachers engaging in their own making and responding experiences, and always refers to the ways in which art ‘works’ to cultivate mindful, inclusive, accessible and culturally respectful and appropriate approaches to making meaning of the world, historically and into the future. When art teachers have the opportunity to engage in such collaborative professional learning experiences, art ‘works’ to enable discipline knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions to be fostered in ways that empower and connect across the curriculum. Art Works offers a dedicated space within which teachers can instigate ongoing professional learning pathways with collaborators, where teachers can engage in reflection about their craft, and shape the direction and focus of content and activities they will take back to their classrooms. Art Works is brought to you by the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, the Department of Education and Professional Learning Institute https://pli.education.tas.gov.au/program/art-works-visual-art-teacher-professional-learning-inveresk/
NEW Teaching Resource: On Albatross Island
The On Albatross Island Education Kit has been developed by art education specialists from the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association (TATA) in collaboration with Art Education Australia (AEA), and consultation with a range of education and cultural community and Arts industry stakeholders.
Professional Learning at MONA + Hadley's Art Prize RESOURCE
Art Teachers from all over Tasmania participated in the MONA Professional Learning event in March 2018. Participants indulged in complex discussions about the current and future states of Arts Education in Tasmania and viewed exciting resources, such as: The Hadley's Art Prize Education Kit.
"Aligned with the Australian Curriculum, it has been developed by art education specialists in partnership with the Hadley’s Art Prize curator, and is endorsed by Art Education Australia, the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels within Australia. Schools groups are encouraged to use the Education Kit and visit the finalists’ exhibition." - Hadley's Art Prize
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