ECA432 - Arts Education Discipline Study 2


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)^, CBD*

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






Incompatible with:


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)

This unit shares all resources and weekly material with on campus students.

Time engaging in independent study is expected to total an equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with teaching and learning materials, responding to tasks, activities, posting and responding to others in forums, and participating in online discussions


*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 the second in a sequence undertaken by students completing an arts methodology specialisation for teaching in secondary schools (Dance, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts). The focus is on identifying contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the senior years 11-12 of secondary schooling within 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 Senior Secondary curriculum of their arts discipline area, with a focus on the curriculum of relevance to their proposed teaching context. The unit prepares students to interpret, design and develop practical and theoretical learning experiences and lessons. They will explore resources, pedagogical frameworks and teaching strategies that will enable them to prepare students to meet prescribed coursework and examination requirements.

ECA432 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisations are available strictly as follows:

  • Visual Arts - available Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Music - available Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Dance - available Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only
  • Drama - available Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only
  • (Students choosing Media enrol in ECA736)

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