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ECA734 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 4

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Enrolment modes:

(B, *X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Offering information:

* Dance and Drama not available in off-campus mode.

Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

E Hirsh (B), J Grenfell (X)

Prerequisite:

ECA733  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.

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent and off campus 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

ECA734 students should note that arts discipline methodology modules are available for on and off-campus study strictly as follows:
•    dance - available on-campus at Burwood
•    drama - available on-campus at Burwood
•    music - available on campus at Burwood, or off-campus
•    visual arts – available on-campus at Burwood or off-campus

Dance Education (specialist curriculum)
This arts methodology module will focus on dance curriculum for the specialist program.  As dance education students, participants can extend their practical skills in their respective dance forms and styles. Through independent and negotiated research projects students can investigate the conceptual bases for teaching and learning as part of their advocacy for dance education in multiple studio settings. Through discussion students consider how their research informs a studio based dance program.

Drama Education (specialist curriculum)
This arts methodology module will focus on drama curriculum for the specialist program. As drama education students, participants investigate the conceptual bases of drama education in relation to their research. Research undertaken independently, through a negotiated study, may involve action research or arts-based research. This project enables students to investigate perspectives on teaching and learning in drama education that will inform their drama teaching practice and advocacy for drama education. Presentation of findings in a class forum setting enables students to further deconstruct their theories and their application in drama education and consider how their research informs drama education practice. Students are also encouraged to share their findings with the broader arts education community through conferences and publications.

Music Education (Studio based or specialist curriculum) (B, X)

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

Task 1    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.

Task 2    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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$587$1944$2490

* 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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