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ECA736 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 6

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

* Dance, Drama and Media studies not available in Cloud (online) mode.

Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

J Grenfell (Cloud (online))

E Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne))


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 which may be 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 equivalent or Year 12 Practical music or (c) Major study in Music which includes Practical Music specialising in one or more musical instruments.

• DANCE Sub-major study in Dance or Performance Studies (Dance)

• DRAMA Major or sub-major in drama and/or theatre studies including some practical drama and heater ajor including THEATRE STUDIES) Sub-major study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studies (including practical Drama)



Incompatible with:

ECA222, ECA226, ECA230, ECA422, ECA426, ECA428, ECA430, ECA722, ECA726, ECA728, ECA730, ELE203, ELE222, ELE234, ELE401, ELE416, ELE430, ELE432

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Weekly seminar


ECA736 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisms are available for Campus and Cloud (online) study strictly as follows:

• Dance - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• Media- available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• Music - available at Burwood (Melbourne), or Cloud (online)

• Visual Arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne), or Cloud (online)

This unit focuses on the post-compulsory years of schooling, years 11 and 12, and aims to develop students' abilities to research, create, implement and critically evaluate innovative teaching and learning practices in their selected specialism. Students actively participate in blended, located and cloud based (online) teaching and learning environments and with digital technologies. They engage in critical and analytical discourse to devise and evaluate arts classroom practice and workplace simulations that integrate pedagogy, curriculum and technology.


Portfolio: 2000 word count equivalent essay or portfolio or presentation appropriate to the specific arts education area. 40%

Curriculum and Assessment Project: 3000 word count equivalent website or portfolio or presentation appropriate to the specific arts education area. 60%

Prescribed texts

Media Studies

All students will require their own copy of the current VCE Media Study Design, VCAA, East Melbourne, 2011, available from the Bookshop or Information Victoria.

Y-R Lane, Cambridge Checkpoints 2012-16 VCE Media, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne

Art, Drama, Music, Media Studies
No prescribed text. 

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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