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ECA432 - Arts Education Discipline Study 2

Unit details

Year2017 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 (VCE) and where applicable VCAL, VET, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Industry contexts. Students will build on their understanding of curriculum development, to interpret and implement VCE study designs 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.


Journal Report: Reflective, analytical journal entries, linked to contemporary theories of teaching and learning, focusing on aspects of selected arts discipline teaching and learning observed during engagement with field experience settings in various educational settings: VCE, Vet/VCAL and I, VCAL, VET, Music Industry Skills and International Baccalaureate, 40%


Curriculum and Assessment Project: Appropriate to the selected specialism, elaborate a set of principles to structure a unit based on, for example, on a selected VCE study design, incorporating school based assessment procedures. Students are required to implement a sequence of learning activities (during school experience), the outcomes of which are submitted in a report. Students may use forms of ICT to support documentation 60%

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