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ECA731 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 1

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

Dance, and Drama not available in Cloud (online) mode

Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D303, E760, E763, E763T or E765

Unit chair:

Dawn Joseph


D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


ECA731 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisms are available for campus and Cloud (online) study strictly as follows:

  • Visual Arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Dance – available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

This unit aims to engage in critical discourse and apply a range of inquiry processes in the analysis and evaluation of curriculum initiatives including AusVELS for the Arts (performing arts and visual arts) in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education. The unit prepares students to research and apply skills required to design, and develop lesson and unit sequences for the specialist art classroom. Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal communication and intercultural understanding as they analyse and reflect on performing arts and visual arts literacy arts education technologies.


Curriculum Development: Appropriate to the specific arts education area, students design, and develop lesson and unit sequences and devise a range of assessment procedures and evaluation processes, equivalent to 2500 words, 50%

Portfolio: Appropriate to the specific arts education area, portfolio submissions with ICT based teaching and learning presentations, equivalent to 2500 words, 50%

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