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ECA409 - Teaching the Arts in Primary Schools

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Hirsh
Campus contact:

L Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Grenfell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool)





Incompatible with: ELE217, ECA551
Contact hours: 3 contact hours per week


Based on availability of staff in the Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music may be offered in this unit.


This unit is designed to introduce students to arts education, through the development of personal skills in arts practice and responding to the Arts (aesthetics, criticism and contexts) and secondly, in the design and development of curriculum implementation materials in the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts. This work is informed by a study of current arts education initiatives such as the Victorian Essential Learning Standards: The Arts (2005) and assessment strategies in current Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and Department of Education documents.

Throughout the unit, links are made between relevant theories of teaching and learning and their application in classroom teaching in both the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts. For example, students develop a sequence of arts lessons as part of their seminar activities, which they implement and evaluate during the school Professional Experience program where possible.


For Performing Arts education - written and practical work (totalling 50%).

For Visual Arts education - written and practical work (totalling 50%).

The presentation for this assignment may be in the form of a Visual Arts Diary or a web-based or PowerPoint presentation.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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