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ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

Unit details

Year2015 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), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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))




Student must be enrolled in course E760, E734, or E744SP 

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour intensive in Trimester 1.

4 x 2 hour Seminar per week, 4 x 2 hour intensive in Trimester 3.

Learning experiences are also 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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