The arts: essential learning for all teachers

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This document was a submission made by the NAAE 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 discussion paper focused on creativity and innovation in relation to science, technology and mathematics education, so the NAAE submission asserted "that in anticipating the needs of students and teachers of the Knowledge Economy and Information Society, teacher education must include study of the arts and their associated pedagogies".

Although this submission was made nine years ago, its focus on the deficiencies in teacher education in the arts makes it as relevant today as in 2003.