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|Offered at:||(B, X)|
|Unit chair:||J Grenfell (G)|
|Campus contact:||J Dreessens (B), J Grenfell (X)|
To complete a sequence of units in the selected arts specialism, students must meet the prerequisites outlined in the guidelines published by the Victorian Institute of Education for each Arts methodology area. They are: ART (Including the areas of Art, Craft, Computer-generated Art, Sculpture, Photography, and recognising expertise in materials such as pottery, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal) Major study in relevant area(s) of Art which includes at least one quarter of a year of practical Art content. DANCE Sub-major study in Dance or Performance Studies (Dance) DRAMA (including THEATRE STUDIES) Sub-major study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama) MEDIA Sub-major study in Media Studies MUSIC (a) Major study in Music which includes Practical Music or (b) Major study in Music together with AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical music or (c) Major study in Music which includes Practical Music specialising in one or more musical instruments See note below for definition of Major and Sub-major sequences.
|Contact hours:||3-4 contact hours per week for on-campus students|
To be read in conjunction with the prerequisite requirements above.
1. Major: A total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education studies, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years, e.g. a part in each of the first, second and third years of study, or equivalent study. In most programs this equates to six units, with no more than two at first year level and no less than two units at third year level.
2. Sub-major: A total of half a year of successful full-time higher education study, usually comprising sequential discipline studies taken over two years, e.g. a part in each of the first and second years of study, or equivalent study. In most programs this equates to four units, with no more than two at first year level. Students select the relevant arts curriculum from the following specialisms: Dance, Drama, Music, Media Studies and Visual Arts in order to complete secondary methodology requirements in that arts discipline area. For advice contact unit chairs or course advisers.
ECA432 - students should note that discipline specialisms are available for on and off-campus study strictly as follows:
One arts discipline is to be selected from the following:
This arts discipline focuses on the study of dance in the post-compulsory years. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a philosophy as a dance educator. The aims, objectives and rationale of dance curriculum planning and evaluation, and models of assessment and reporting of students learning will be discussed. This specialism considers key external influences on dance education from the world of dance and issues arising from the increasing incorporation of technology in dance.
This arts discipline focuses on the study of drama in the post-compulsory years including VCE Drama and Theatre Studies. Consideration will be given to: developing a rationale and aims for drama in education; achieving learning outcomes; designing drama curriculum; evaluating, assessing and reporting; resources and the application of technologies in drama education. Current trends and future directions in drama education will also be considered both the national and international arena. Practicum observations and experiences will be supported by class -based activities to encourage students to develop skills as lifelong reflective practitioners.
Music (B, X)
This specialism focuses on applications of technology to music education and post-compulsory music curriculum: the musical styles-VCE, the music performance-VCE, VCAL, VET music industry skills, and International Baccalaureate Music.
Visual Arts (B, X)
This arts discipline focuses on the study of the Visual Arts in the post-compulsory years of schooling and includes teaching and learning in the VCE study designs of Art, Studio Arts and Visual Communication and Design. Within this specialism post-compulsory student work samples are viewed and discussed. Assessment processes and practices including moderation are used to familiarise participants with the challenge to be faced when they are teaching within a range of post-compulsory pathways. Opportunities are provided to gain insights into the challenges faced in the delivery of visual arts practice, and in the engagement of post-compulsory students in critical and aesthetic inquiry and the discussion of multiple perspectives when responding to visual arts works. This specialism includes explorations of ways to empower visual arts students to meet the challenges that post-compulsory pathways demand in both visual and written communication.
Journal Report 40%
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.
Curriculum and Assessment Project 60%
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.
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