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ECA436 - Arts Education Discipline Study 6

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Dance, Drama and Media offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Music and Visual Arts offered Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online).

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)*

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

J Dreessens (Burwood (Melbourne))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is part of a sequence undertaken by students completing an arts methodology specialism for teaching in secondary schools. The focus is on identifying contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education and within various contexts such as the classroom, the whole school and the broader community. Students will consider and critique a range of influences and initiatives in their selected specialist curriculum, including the National Curriculum: The Arts and AUS VELS: The Arts, contemporary arts education theory, practice and research. They will participate in curriculum planning and development, the scaffolding of teaching methodologies, assessment strategies and engage with selected technologies as both a creative process and a teaching and learning medium. Implementation of arts teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom will be supported by school observations and experiences.


Journal Report 40%

Reflective, analytical journal entries, linked to contemporary theories of teaching and learning, focusing on aspects of selected arts discipline teaching and learning observed during engagement with field experience settings in various educational settings: VCE, Vet/VCAL and I, VCAL, VET, Music Industry Skills and International Baccalaureate.

Curriculum and Assessment Project 60%

Appropriate to the selected specialism, elaborate a set of principles to structure a unit based on, for example, a selected VCE study design, incorporating school based assessment procedures.

Students are required to implement a sequence (during school experience), the outcomes of which are submitted in a report. Students may use forms of ICT to support documentation.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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