At Holy Family Doveton Indonesian is taught through the pedagogical approach to teaching Content and Languages Integrated Learning (CLIL). This approach considers current research, then applies and embeds successful strategies to enable all students to access the new content knowledge. CLIL is a dial-focused educational approach, in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of Visual Arts Curriculum. CLIL is an approach that involves the development of social, cultural, cognitive, linguistic, academic and other learning skills, which in turn facilitate achievements in both content and language.
Languages are an essential part of the curriculum. While the importance of learning English as a language is clear, so too is the need to maintain and build knowledge of home languages or a second language. Both English and additional languages are equally important to learn. As the Victorian Curriculum F–10 expresses it:
Learning languages in addition to English extends students’ literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens students’ understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication (Victorian Curriculum F–10).
Languages education builds transferable skills essential to contribute to a positive future, including the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from other cultures or countries; comprehend other people’s thoughts, beliefs and feelings, and see the world from their perspectives.
The Visual Arts curriculum supports students to view the world through various lenses and contexts. It recognises the significance of visual arts histories, theories and practices, exploring and responding to artists and their artwork. Learning in the Visual Arts helps students to develop understanding of world cultures and their responsibilities as global citizens. Through Visual Arts, students make and respond using their knowledge, understanding and skills to express personal views. Visual Arts engages students in discovery, experimentation and problem solving utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes. Learning in the Visual Arts should lead students to become increasingly confident and proficient in achieving their personal visual aesthetic, while appreciating and valuing that of others.