ECA100 - Engaging and Exploring Arts Education


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E200 Associate Degree of Education and E359 - Bachelor of Education Primary (2017 onwards commencing students)



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECA209
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


The Arts (Performing Arts and Visual Arts) are essential to students’ creative and expressive development in the primary school. In this unit, you will engage with, and explore specific Art disciplines and practices. Through practical workshops based on content from the Victorian Curriculum-Foundation to Level 6, and using digital technologies and unit material, you will build skills, knowledge and understanding of the Arts.

As pre-service teachers you will learn as ‘artist and as audience’ and through ‘making and responding’. This unit introduces you to ways of incorporating Arts learning in primary school settings from a range of cultures, times and locations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The unit also aims to build your confidence and competence in teaching and learning the Arts.

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