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ECA735 - Arts Education Curriculum Study 5

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

Dance, Drama and Media Studies 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


This unit is part of a sequence undertaken by students completing an Arts methodology specialisation for teaching in secondary schools (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music or Visual Arts). The focus is on identifying contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education and within various contexts such as the classroom, the whole school and the broader community. Students will consider and critique a range of influences and initiatives in the curriculum of their arts discipline area, with a focus on the Australian Curriculum. The unit prepares students to research and apply skills required to design, and develop lesson and unit sequences. They will develop assessment strategies, resources for teaching the artform, and engage with selected technologies as both a creative process and a teaching and learning medium. Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal communication and intercultural understanding as they analyse, reflect and build a philosophy of arts education.

Arts discipline methodology specialisations are available for Campus and Cloud (online) study as follows:

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


Curriculum Development: 2500 word count equivalent essay on Curriculum Development appropriate to the specific arts education area, 50%

Portfolio: 2500 word count equivalent portfolio appropriate to the specific arts education area, 50%

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