ECA732 - Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)^, Online*

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

Students must be enrolled in course D303, D347, E377, E760, E763 or E765


Students enrolled in course E763 or E765; complete unit EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EPR751, EPR781

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



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

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - online

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

In-person attendance requirements

Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

For the most up-to-date advice regarding your placement please see here.


*Dance and Drama not available in online mode

^ Media only available in online mode


This unit is the second in a sequence undertaken by students completing an arts methodology specialisation for teaching in secondary schools (Dance, Drama, Media, 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.

ECA732 students should note that arts discipline methodology specialisations are available strictly as follows:

  • Visual Arts - Burwood (Melbourne) or Online
  • Music - Burwood (Melbourne) or Online
  • Media - Online only
  • Dance - Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only
  • Drama - Burwood (Melbourne) on-campus only

Students will engage with selected technologies integral to the creative process, learning and teaching in their discipline area. They will develop critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal communication and intercultural understanding as they continue to analyse, reflect and build a philosophy of arts education.

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