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About the Unit / Course
The work was completed in Unit ECA434 / ECA734 (this is a combined Unit) 'Arts Education Discipline Studies 4 -Visual Arts'
The students come from:
two postgraduate courses:
and two undergraduate courses -
Students who are going to be a Visual Arts teacher in a Secondary school or a Prep to Year 12 Visual Arts teacher take this unit, along with Primary education students who are taking a Visual arts major. This cross-section of students creates a really stimulating studio atmosphere and results in a constant exchange of perspectives and a particularly high level of excellence.
This is a Trimester 2 unit and students have a lot of teaching round commitments. They get only 7 or 9 weeks of class time and spend a great deal more time completing the work in addition to the 4 hours of class time per week. Students are prepared to put in the hours because they realize that what they take from their units in Visual Arts education is what they will primarily draw upon to teach when they begin their first teaching position.
What the Assignment required:
Students had to present a folio of completed artworks in response to 11 Visual Arts tasks if they are Secondary education students and 9 if they are Primary education students. Some tasks required more than one artwork.
They all had to hand in an extensive Visual Diary containing all sources of ideas, exploration of media, techniques and processes, application of art elements, principles and concepts, an explanation of any technical problems encountered and how these were solved as well as any annotations that the student believed will assist them in their future teaching practice.
The eleven tasks included:
The collection of artworks you can view on this site are by the class of 2010. This class was a notably hard working and highly motivated group of individuals eager to explore art techniques and ideas. They represent the very best of what Deakin Visual Arts education graduates have to offer our Primary and Secondary schools.