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ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

Unit details

Year2016 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:


Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

J Grenfell (Cloud (online))

J Raphael (Burwood (Melbourne))

F Phillips (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood Trimester 1: 1 x 3 hour intensive. 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Arts Education position paper (2000 words) 40%

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

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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