International Journal of Education & the Arts

Volume 12 Number 11

August 10, 2011

The Classroom Practice of Creative Arts Education
in NSW Primary Schools: A Descriptive Account

Bianca Power
Christopher Klopper
Griffith University, Australia
Citation: Power, B., & Klopper, C. (2011). The classroom practice of creative arts education in NSW primary schools: A descriptive account. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 12(11). Retrieved [date] from

This article documents the current classroom practice of creative arts education of respondent classroom teachers in the New South Wales Greater Western Region, Australia. The study provides a descriptive account of classroom practice in creative arts education through the employment of a quantitative methodology. A questionnaire was designed and distributed to teachers as the sole data collection instrument and analysed to identify innovative classroom practices that anticipate the needs and challenges of creative arts education and the young people it serves. A significant gap in the literature regarding the nature of creative arts education classroom practice was identified. The criticality that such a description of current practice be produced is asserted, with a view towards illuminating current classroom practices and working towards improved models and practices of creative arts education in K-6 classrooms.

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