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ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

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

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


Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Jo Raphael

Trimester 3: Jo Raphael





or E764 course students ECE761

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood Trimester 1: 2 x 2.5 hour Seminars per week for Weeks 1-5 and 11

Burwood Trimester 3: Students to attend 6 hour Intensive Seminar in week 2 plus 6 hour Intensive Pracs in weeks 4, 8 & 9, and Cloud (Online)

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit engages students in practical and theoretical studies based on learning about and through the visual arts, drama and music 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 and techniques appropriate for young children.

Practice-led seminars focus on knowledge of current educational practices 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.


Arts Education position paper, 2000 words, 40%

Arts Education Curriculum Resource E-portfolio or Website, 4000 words or equivalent, 60%



  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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