A research-based status review to assess how effective is implementation of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts was called for this week by representatives of the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) during meetings in Canberra with politicians and their advisors.Read More
On behalf of the arts education sector, the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) asserts that the proposal to close Ausdance National must be reconsidered. For 42 years this organisation has made a major contribution to Australian dance education, including leading the work of NAAE.Read More
This statement is the result of collaboration between Queensland performing arts companies to outline the importance for students and their teachers of being exposed to live theatre. It is a timely reminder of the wider world of arts education, and it’s relevant to all arts educators and their students.Read More
NAAE made a submission into the Review of the Melbourne Declaration. We noted that we hoped the revised version would ‘centralise The Arts in all children’s and young people’s learning, drawing on the extensive research showing that engagement through The Arts results in higher motivation and engagement with the subject matter being taught.’Read More
The 2019 edition of More than words can say is our gift to you in celebration of UNESCO’s International Arts Education Week and NAAE’s 30 years advocating for arts education in Australia.
Each art form chapter has been updated by the authors and NAAE members. It includes contemporary research and unequivocal evidence that will help you understand what it means to be considered literate in the world today.Read More
To celebrate our 30th birthday, we are launching our new website during UNESCO’s International Arts Education Week from 20-27 May, along with the 2019 revised edition of our seminal publication More Than Words Can Say – a view of literacy through the arts.
NAAE met in Sydney earlier this year to develop a new strategic plan that would provide leadership in advocating for the arts in education and continue its active support for arts educators across Australia.Read More
During the last quarter of 2018, NAAE met with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. We discussed the possibility of a research project to find out how the five art forms are being implemented in primary schools, the challenges for teachers and the outcomes for students.Read More
We are calling for the NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes, to intervene in what our members describe as the deeply problematic and flawed consultation process being enacted by the NSW Educational Standards Authority.Read More
We believe a key factor in achieving educational success for all Australian students is the provision of quality learning experiences in The Arts at primary and secondary school. And a growing body of Australian and International research unequivocally demonstrates the enormous benefits that The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Art) can have on students’ academic and non-academic success.Read More
To create a workforce that is both innovative and creative, we believe school education should be included as part of the focus of the inquiry, with emphasis on senior schooling as a direct articulation into the tertiary environment. Curriculum and pedagogy in schools will inform the extent to which students are graduating from tertiary courses with the skills needed for the jobs of today and for the future.Read More
The NAAE has been campaigning for seven years on behalf of arts educators across the country. The Arts were not initially included in the national curriculum at all, but now they include all five art forms: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and the Visual Arts.Read More
Basic literacy, numeracy and scientific concepts are introduced through music, movement and visual arts making. Social skills, important for tolerance, understanding and celebration of diversity, are developed through arts experiences such as dramatic play, singing and dancing.Read More
A submission to the federal Committee for the Review of Teaching and Teacher Education in response to the discussion paper Young People, Schools and Innovation: towards an action plan for the school sector (March 2003). The submission focuses on the deficiencies in teacher education in the arts, making it as relevant today as in 2003.Read More