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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Visual Arts

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Course Schedule

Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2018 Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Open
Fall 2018 Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Open
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Open
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Course Description

  • CONT614
  • 745.00
  • ABQ Senior
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Have you decided to study this course because you have already experienced the transformational power of the visual arts and you're inspired to learn more? Or are you someone new to the field, interested in teaching art for the first time? Are you an elementary teacher thinking about changing panels? Have you taught art before or is this a leap into the great unknown?

Whatever your reason, Congratulations! and welcome to the ABQ: Senior Visual Arts course. Together we will explore what it means to be a teacher of the visual arts. This is a collaborative course, designed to examine studio practices, probe current issues in art education and provide you with a chance to reflect on your practice. By the end of the course you should have "remade" yourself in some significant ways.

What You'll Learn

By the time you complete ABQ: Senior Visual Arts, you'll know about:

• Theories of Learning (How can I help all my students learn?)
• Contemporary Art Practice and Issues (What are the challenges?)
• Assessment and Evaluation (How do I "mark" art?)
• Program Development (How do I design inspiring units?)
• The Learning Environment (How does my "art scene" contribute to student success?)
• Reflective Practice (What does it mean to be a teacher of visual arts?)

What You'll Do:

• Engage in online discussions with your peers
• Create and share art (jpegs)
• Design a unit of study
• Explore contemporary Canadian art
• Design effective assessment tools
• Explore studio practices
• Ask critical questions about the ends, means and contexts of teaching the visual arts

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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in Visual Arts or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification. Studio courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. are required. Some Art History courses can be used to support the studio courses.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

Teaching Art in a Postmodern World

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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