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EEA710 - Individuals and Social Contexts: the Arts

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E665 only)

Unit chair:J Grenfell


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

6 x 3 hour Seminar per week.

Professional Experience: Students are required to attend a 2 day teaching practicum.


This unit focuses on developing creative, innovative, effective arts teaching and learning environments in primary classrooms. For young people, learning in the arts through music, and the visual arts, involves the ability to communicate and interpret meaning, using the languages of the arts disciplines. They include cultural, critical, visual, spoken, written, aural, kinaesthetic, multi-modal and aesthetic ways of knowing and representing thinking. Developing literacies in the arts significantly enhance our opportunities to contribute to our communities and cultures in a world where multiple literacies are important for communication, understanding, and intellectual growth. It is a lifelong process of learning and participation that begins in the primary years of schooling. Students will engage in practical arts experiences, which will inform and develop their knowledge and skills in each arts discipline. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in designing programs for primary classrooms. They will be encouraged to apply their skills and knowledge during school based activities and the school Professional Experience program.


Assessment 1, 1500 words, 30%. The role of he Arts in student learning: a theoretical, autobiographical or institutional narrative.

Assessment 2, 2250 words, 35%. Development of a Music module for a specific educational environment based on seminar practice.

Assessment 3, 2250 words, 35%. Development of a Visual art module for a specific educational environment based on seminar practice. 


Completion and documentation of 2 days of professional development relating to the Practicum Case Study.

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

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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