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ECA551 - Primary Arts Education

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2011 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses E356, E359, E365 and E356P only)

Unit chair:

Dawn Joseph





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The focus on music and visual art curriculum, introduces students to aspects of the theory and practice of arts education in primary schools. This includes engagement with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Throughout the unit students are encouraged to develop personal discipline based skills in arts practice and responding to the arts (aesthetics, criticism and contexts) together with insights into the processes unique to each of these arts experiences. Students engage in critical discourse relating to the development and implementation of curricula for music and art in primary classrooms. Linked to these processes is the planning and implementation of effective assessment and evaluation criteria. During the trimester students will use information and communication technologies (ICT) as both a teaching and resource tool, complementing more traditional methods of arts engagement in the classroom.


There are two assessment tasks for this unit.

Assignment one: Music Curriculum Unit - Written paper (minimum 2000 words, 50%)

Assignment two: Implementing VELS: Visual Arts Curriculum Package. Written paper of approximately 2000 words incorporating a PowerPoint presentation. (50%)

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