Managing Time – Planning a high-quality arts lesson

Planning time for lessons that involve a creative inquiry-based process requires not just the integration of arts content from across the two strands of making and responding. It also involves making time for processes such as:

  • conceptualising
  • experimenting and developing
  • reflecting
  • resolving
  • communicating.

The diagram below represents the iterative relationship between these creative processes. The processes should be seen as interrelated, with students able to start with any aspect and also revisit a process at any stage during the creative inquiry-based process.

Venn diagram of overlapping circles of five concepts: conceptualising, experimenting and developing, reflecting, resolving, communicating.

Figure 1: Learning in the Arts
(Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10 Draft for consultation, July 2012, p.6.)

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.