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ECA434 - Arts Education Discipline Study 4

Offering information:

*Cloud (online) mode for Music and Visual Arts only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

E Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Grenfell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online))

S Hannigan (Warrnambool)

Prerequisite:

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.. The prerequisites 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.. 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 notes below for definition of Major and Sub-major sequences.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

4 hours per week and Cloud (online) equivalent

Note:

To be read in conjunction with 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 undertaking a Visual Art double methodology must choose this unit. For advice contact unit chairs or course advisers.

Content

ECA434 - students should note that discipline specialisms are available for located and Cloud (online) mode strictly as follows:

  • dance - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) 
  • visual arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, and Cloud (online)

One arts discipline is to be selected from the following:

 

Dance

In this specialism students can further consider their professional development as teachers. Approaches to research are studied inclusive of those applied to own teaching practice in Dance. Particular attention will be paid to furthering understanding of reflective practice. Research is undertaken to present a project that may include: a practical teaching project; a project based in an educational setting other than a school; an action research project designed to improve teaching or solve a problem; a review of literature on a particular issue. The goals are negotiated along with the dimensions and outcomes of the project with the dance lecturer. A guided reading program is undertaken and interaction with staff and other class members at a pre negotiated time where discussion explores progress and issues raised by the research and findings are presented online.

Drama

In this specialism students can further consider their professional development as teachers. Approaches to research are studied inclusive of those applied to own teaching practice in Drama. Particular attention will be paid to furthering understanding of reflective practice. Research is undertaken to present a project that may include: a practical teaching project; a project based in an educational setting other than a school; an action research project designed to improve teaching or solve a problem; a review of literature on a particular issue. The goals are negotiated along with the dimensions and outcomes of the project with the drama lecturer. A guided reading program is undertaken and interaction with staff and other class members at a pre-negotiated time where discussion explores progress and issues raised by the research and findings are presented online.

Music Education (Studio based or specialist curriculum)

This arts methodology module will focus on music curriculum for the specialist program. As double music education students, participants will refine and engage in the application of a range of practical skills such as conducting and score arranging (long and short). Through discussion and collegiate exchange students consider the conceptual bases for their music practice. Through an investigating of alternative environments for teaching and learning in a range of specialized music forms students are informed of the arguments that underpin advocacy for music education. Students undertake research projects that may include independent and self directed investigation in a school setting. Their research will specifically focus on intercultural perspectives in music education and in special needs music education.

Visual Arts (Studio based or specialist curriculum)

This arts methodology module will focus on visual arts curriculum for the studio based program. As double visual arts education students, participants will build strong conceptual bases in visual arts practice through studio-based experience along with aesthetic and critical debate about the artistic, social and cultural concepts that emerge through viewing visual arts works. By working independently and collegiately students will share their research experiences and strategies. Students will engage in the refining of their practical skills using the more traditional western media and materials along with a range of media and materials related to computer technologies interactive web and CD-ROM based visual communication. Research is undertaken in traditional and alternate environments including virtual and real time art gallery visits and discussion groups. This research considers the Modernist versus Postmodernist debate in visual arts education and explores the challenge to be inclusive of multiple-perspectives when engaging in critical inquiry into the visual arts. Through participation in a variety of aesthetic experiences, students will acquire insights and skills that support their professional development as teachers of the visual arts and as advocates of its inclusion in education.

Assessment

Two Assessment Tasks - Each 50%

Assessment tasks appropriate to the specific arts education area will be chosen from: Individualised research project, folio submission presentations, curriculum project with written report and presentation, arts practice performance and demonstrations, teaching simulations within a virtual learning environment. All assessment will be criterion referenced.

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