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Unit details

ECA435 - Arts Education Discipline Study 5

Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:E Hirsh
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. 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.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECA229, ELE220, ELE414

Contact hours:

3-4 hours per week, and Cloud (online) mode 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. 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.

Content

ECA435 - students should note that discipline specialisms are available for campus and Cloud (online) study strictly as follows:

  • dance - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) and via Cloud (online) mode
  • visual arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne) and via Cloud (online) mode

One arts discipline is to be selected from the following:

Dance Education (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for dance in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will engage in the use of dance elements, dance making and their application to classroom practice. Emphasis will be placed on designing dance curriculum including VELS The Arts-Dance, implementing appropriate dance making practices in the classroom as well as processes and practices for their assessment. Through school based engagement, experiences and observations, students will gain further insight into dance making techniques and teaching strategies. Through lesson planning and development of resources, students will explore approaches to choreography, the structuring of dance practices, stages of thematic progression and development within dance activities and safe dance practices. Students will interact with a range of technologies in dance education. Students will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge skills and understanding of classroom practice into the school and within the broader community.

Drama Education (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for drama in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will consider the role of the drama teacher and the study of drama education in various contexts: the classroom, the whole school and the broader community.

They will develop a range of skills and understandings relevant to the teaching of drama including drama technologies. Students will be introduced to curriculum initiatives including VELS The Arts-Drama, through the study of key drama education theorists of the twentieth century and consideration of the current status of and issues surrounding drama curriculum design and development and assessment. Implementation of drama teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom will be supported by school observations and experiences

Media Education (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for media in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will be expected to identify current media education/curriculum initiatives including VELS The Arts-Media and global initiatives. They will explore curriculum strategies for teaching and learning along with its assessment processes and practices. In addition, the unit will prepare students through lesson planning and engagement with creating and making media with a view to classroom practice. The focus will be on media literacy, the theoretical constructs underpinning media education, and learning technologies.

Music Curriculum Study (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for music in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will consider and critique a range of influences on and initiatives in music curriculum including VELS The Arts-Music. They will engage in curriculum planning and the development and implementation of teaching methodologies and assessment. Students will explore music elements and a range of music forms as appropriate for classroom practice. A range of music technologies will be encountered as students develop teaching and learning strategies for engaging both instrumental and classroom music creating, making and responding. Students will engage with experiences that develop skills and understandings of how Information and Communication Technologies can be managed and utilise in the music classroom. The use of ICT as an artistic medium will be introduced to students.

Visual Arts Curriculum Study (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for visual arts in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will articulate an understanding of the place of Visual Arts in contemporary schools in Australia. Through active participation within virtual environments and using digital teaching and learning technologies, students will devise and experience teaching and learning simulations in the Visual Arts Students will also explore the use of ICT as an artistic medium.

By considering the principles of learning and teaching that underpin effective classrooms and the research that supports these principles, students will develop an appreciation of exemplary teaching in this area. Students are introduced to the core curriculum knowledge required to teach Visual Art in secondary schools. They will explore curriculum initiatives including VELS The Arts-Art. Study in this unit will assist students to develop the skills required to design, and develop lesson and unit sequences for the specialist art classroom. Techniques for including “making” and “responding” approaches in the classroom are explored. Here, students demonstrate an understanding of art-making as practice, representing ideas and interest through interpretation of subject matter, and the use of expressive forms, media and techniques. Students will also explore ways to introduce concepts of aesthetics, criticism and art history within social and cultural contexts, through investigation

Visual Arts Curriculum Study (7-10 curriculum)

This arts methodology specialism will focus on curriculum initiatives for visual arts in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. Students will examine arrange of curriculum initiatives including VELS The Arts-Art and consider both the theoretical and practical modes for classroom exploration of some of the visual arts forms most prevalent in post primary years (including 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art forms in Art, Craft and Visual communication and Design). Participants will have 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. Students will also examine ways to develop the secondary students’ aesthetic and visual/cultural literacy, skills in critical inquiry/discourse about visual arts/art and understanding of cultural contexts in the curriculum area of responding to visual arts works. Students will identify and use a range of assessment procedures and evaluation processes as well as consider the challenges of record keeping and reporting.

Assessment

Curriculum Development 50%

Appropriate to the specific arts education area, students design, and develop lesson and unit sequences and devise a range of assessment procedures and evaluation processes.

Portfolio 50%

Appropriate to the specific arts education area students develop and present a portfolio of resource materials including audio/video, or CD presentations, annotated work samples, exemplary curriculum examples and written reports of seminar presentations.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2452$2612

* 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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