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ECA731 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

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

Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

D Joseph (Burwood (Melbourne))

J Grenfell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


ECA731 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisms are available for campus and Cloud (online) study strictly as follows:

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

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

• Dance – available at Burwood (Melbourne)

• Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

This unit aims to engage in critical discourse and apply a range of inquiry processes in the analysis and evaluation of curriculum initiatives including AusVELS for the Arts (performing arts and visual arts) in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. The unit prepares students to research and apply skills required to design, and develop lesson and unit sequences for the specialist art classroom. Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal communication and intercultural understanding as they analyse and reflect on performing arts and visual arts literacy arts education technologies.


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. Equivalent to 2500 words.

Portfolio 50%. Appropriate to the specific arts education area, portfolio submissions with ICT based teaching and learning presentations. Equivalent to 2500 words.

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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