This market-leading text helps you develop the confidence, understanding and skills you need to teach arts, including dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. With a perfect balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the key learning area of arts education and its importance in the curriculum. It also conveys creative activity and expression within a cultural context. The text helps you learn how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and teaching skills, how to encourage children' s creativity and how to lead arts appreciation experiences. It also includes information on planning and assessment.