ECA431 - Arts Education Discipline Study 1


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)^, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

^Arts discipline methodology specialisations are available for Campus and Cloud (online) study 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)
  • Media – available at Burwood (Melbourne)


This unit is part of a sequence undertaken by students completing an Arts methodology specialisation for teaching in secondary schools (Dance, Drama, Music, 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.

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