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ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Trimester 3 is offered as a combination of compulsory campus based intensives at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud based (online) learning

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Jenny Grenfell

Campus contact:

Jenny Grenfell (Cloud (online))

Jo Raphael (Burwood (Melbourne))

Fiona Phillips (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Burwood Trimester 1: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Burwood Trimester 3: 1 x 3 hour Practical in weeks 2, 4, 8 & 9

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit engages students in practical and theoretical studies based on learning about and through the visual arts, drama and music in early childhood and the primary years of schooling. Students engage in their own arts processes and reflect critically and creatively on a selected methodologies, pedagogies and philosophies as a basis for professional practice. Using a range of technologies students extend their knowledge of creative media and techniques appropriate for young children.

Practice-led seminars focus on knowledge of current educational practices in arts education and provide opportunities for students to engage, guide, scaffold and assess children’s creative expression in an arts-centred curriculum and in diverse social and cultural settings.

Assessment

Arts Education position paper, 2000 words, 40%

Arts Education Curriculum Resource E-portfolio or Website, 4000 words or equivalent, 60%

 

HURDLE REQUIREMENTS FOR E734 and E744SP STUDENTS ONLY

  1. Completion and documentation of 2 days of professional development relating to the Practicum Case Study
  2. Knowledge of relevant support services related to the field

Students who fail a hurdle requirement will be ineligible for a Pass Conceded grade for that unit and will receive a result of no more than 44% for that unit, waived under special consideration arrangements

Unit Fee Information

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