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ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Jo Raphael

Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Jo Raphael





or E764 course students ECE761

Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus


Trimester 1: 1 x 2 hour Seminar and 1 x 3 hour Practical per week x 6 weeks plus engagement with online unit topics, materials and activities.

Trimester 3: 1 x 2 hour Seminar and 1 x 3 hour Practical per week x 4 weeks with Cloud (online) independent engagement with online unit topics, materials, responses to tasks, activities, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study expected to be an additional 3 hours per week x 11 weeks.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

This unit shares all resources and weekly material with on campus students. Time engaging in independent study is expected to total an equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with on-line unit topics, teaching and learning materials, responding to tasks, activities, posting and responding to others in forums, and participating in online discussions.


Trimester 3 is offered as a combination of compulsory campus based intensives at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud based (online) learning


This unit engages students in practical and theoretical studies based on learning about and through the Arts: visual arts, drama, music, dance and media arts, in early childhood and the primary years of schooling. Students engage in their own arts processes and reflect critically and creatively on a selected methodologies, pedagogies and philosophies as a basis for professional practice. Using a range of technologies students extend their knowledge of creative media, techniques and processes appropriate for young children. Practice-led seminars focus on knowledge of current educational practices and curriculum in arts education and provide opportunities for students to engage, guide, scaffold and assess children’s creative expression in an arts-centred curriculum and in diverse social and cultural settings.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Arts Education position paper (2000 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Arts Education Curriculum Resource E-portfolio or Website (3000 words or equivalent) - 60%

Hurdle requirement


1. Completion and documentation of 2 days of professional development relating to the Practicum Case Study.

2. Knowledge of relevant support services related to the field Students who fail a hurdle requirement will be ineligible for a Pass Conceded grade for that unit and will receive a result of no more than 44% for that unit, waived under special consideration arrangements.

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