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ECA432 - Arts Education Discipline Study 2

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Dance, Drama and Media offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Music and Visual Arts offered Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online)

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Merinda Kelly





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is the second in a sequence undertaken by students completing an arts methodology specialism for teaching in secondary schools. Building on foundations laid in Arts Education Discipline Study 1, this unit focuses on contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the post-compulsory years 11-12 of secondary schooling. Students will plan for teaching their art specialism based on the relevant state curriculum (such as the VCE study designs in Victoria) and other senior curricula such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Industry contexts. Students will build on their understanding of curriculum development, to interpret and implement senior secondary curriculum in their selected specialism. They will consider theoretical constructs underpinning the rationale and aims for the arts in designing curriculum, devising learning outcomes, evaluation, assessment, reporting processes and resources. Students will engage with learning technologies to inform critical and analytical discourse in classroom practices. Current national and international curriculum trends and future directions in specific disciplines will also be considered. Professional experience placement observations and experiences will be supported by class-based activities to encourage students to develop skills as lifelong reflective practitioners.


ECA432 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisations are available strictly as follows:

  • Visual Arts – available Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Music - available Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Dance – available Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only
  • Drama - available Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only

(Students choosing Media enrol in ECA736)



Portfolio: Selection of artefacts (including digital), linked to contemporary theories of teaching and learning, focused on aspects of the selected arts discipline for senior secondary.

2000 words or equivalent. 50%


Curriculum and Assessment Project: Design senior secondary curriculum unit, incorporating school based assessment procedures.

2000 words equivalent. 50% 


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