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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 notes below for definition of Major and Sub-major sequences.
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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. Advise for students completing two single Arts Methods but not a double methodology e.g. Visual Art. Students who have selected one arts methodology specialism in ECA731 should choose their second methodology specialism from the following: 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.
ECA435 students should note that arts 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 as an artistic, educational and social activity. It considers the role of the dance teacher and involves the study of dance education in its various contexts: the classroom, the whole school and the broader community. It will examine issues in the teaching of dance, in the compulsory years of education. Emphasis will be placed on lesson planning and writing and a range of approaches to teaching, choreography, structuring dance material, stages of thematic progression. Included in the development of all of these will be dance practices and the integration of other arts disciplines as well as science and technology.
This arts discipline aims to develop a range of skills and understandings relevant to the teaching of drama in the compulsory years. It considers the role of the drama teacher and involves the study of drama education in its various contexts: the classroom, the whole school and the broader community. There will be an introductory study of recent key drama education theorists and consideration of the current status of and issues surrounding drama in education. School observations and experiences will be supported by class-based exploration of drama teaching techniques and strategies.
Media Studies (B)
This arts discipline aims to develop understandings of the nature of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in Media Studies and discuss implications for teaching in the compulsory years. The focus is on the development of media literacy and familiarity with the theoretical constructs underpinning media education and a range of the learning technologies used in the teaching of media. In addition, current media education curriculum initiatives will be discussed and these will include state and national documents and policies together with national and global initiatives.
This arts discipline focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological influences on the music curriculum, principles of curriculum planning and implementation, teaching methodologies and assessment and evaluation of music learning relevant to the compulsory years of school music curriculum. Seminars and tutorials will include small group discussions and critique, and preparation of curriculum units and materials for classroom use.
Visual Arts (B)
This arts discipline focuses on the compulsory years of education and examines both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in the visual arts which includes 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art forms in Art, Craft and Visual Communication and Design. Within this specialism there is an emphasis on hands on experience with a range of visual arts materials, techniques and processes with the emphasis placed on ways of implementing these in visual arts lessons .The outcome of these practical explorations will offer students strategies for teaching and learning in the curriculum area of visual arts practice. Connections will be made to ways of developing the compulsory years’ students’ aesthetic and visual/cultural literacy, skills in critical inquiry/discourse about the visual arts and understanding of cultural contexts in the curriculum area of responding to visual arts works.
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.
A variety of assessment items appropriate to the specific arts education discipline will be set including written assignment work, practical demonstrations, folio and visual diary submissions, performances and presentations.
All assessment will be criterion referenced.
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