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ECI240 - Visual Art and Media Arts

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Off Shore

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330A

Incompatible with: ECE240
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

Through the use of computer based online e-learning study materials, scenario based activities and practical seminars, unit content is organised around key creative arts education theoretical frameworks that include:

  • ways of knowing;
  • exploring, imagining, and experimenting;
  • developing divergent thinking processes to enable children to express ideas about themselves and their worlds;
  • engaging children's sensory and aesthetic perception through arts related auditory, visual, tactile and kinaesthetic experiences;
  • exploring the concept of multiple intelligences through visual-spatial imagery and kinaesthetic / body activities.

Students will critically appraise current trends in arts education research and practice as well as teacher reference and curriculum documents relevant to creative arts teaching with young children. Participation in practical seminars activities will enable students to engage with their own art practice and aesthetic responding to enhance their understanding of creative and cognitive processes and to apply this knowledge in planning teaching and learning programs that support young children's developing artistry. Students will also explore two and three dimensional media and techniques appropriate for young children as they develop their own artistic knowledge and skills.

Assessment

Task 1: Portfolio, 50%, 2000 words or equivalent

Task 2: Creative Arts Program, 50%, 2000 words or equivalent

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