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ECE440 - Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3:  Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:F Phillips
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit aims to broaden and deepen the student's knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the role that music, dance and drama play in children’s development and learning.

 

Students will explore and reflect upon the creative use of singing, dancing, playing, creating and moving, and develop repertoire appropriate for use in the classroom.

 

Students will examine and analyse aspects of what becoming arts literate means and the role that these art forms have in the Indigenous Australian and multicultural Australia.

 

The unit involves experimenting and engaging with the body, sounds, spaces, objects and ideas, ways of playing with instruments and making sounds, ways of notating and composing, ways of moving and exploring the space, of improvisation and learning through the senses in a safe environment, exploring the elements and discovering why and how creative arts work in the world. They will experience and analyse the cognitive function of the arts in that they show us things in new ways, deepening and or changing our existing understandings. They will engage in the discipline of understanding how to take an idea from its inception, through the process of experimentation and refinement and into a final satisfying performance or an expressive form of communication. They will examine and analyse the way in which music, dance and drama also offer the means for helping children to understand and consolidate what they learn. 

 

Other skills involved are: the ability to use classroom instruments, props, costumes and masks, listening and observation, learning to express one's ideas through creative art forms, and learning to read creative statements made by other people, and for a range of purposes, learning to talk about creative ideas and expressions.

 

Students will engage in activities and experiences that encourage and nurture them, so that they can in turn, nurture the musical, kinesthetic and dramatic understandings and expressions in others.

Assessment

Task 1: Creative Arts Advocacy, 20%, 1500 words

Task 2: Creative Arts Portfolio, 60%, 12 hours (during intensives)

Task 3: Creative Arts teaching and learning report, 20%, 2000 words

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