ECE241 - Creative Arts 2: Music and Visual Arts


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E330, E333 or E334


5 credit points at level one and ECE140

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECE440
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 on campus seminar per non placement weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per non placement weeks


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


This unit is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of learning and teaching in and through the visual arts and music. This occurs initially through the development of personal skills in arts practice, exploring and responding to the arts and secondly, in the construction of curricula materials for teaching in and through the visual art and music. Throughout the unit students participate in arts based learning experiences in order to develop personal professional skills and knowledge. Students will also develop practical skills in the use of e technologies and digital media both for creative expression and for the development of digital e-learning artefacts.

This work is informed by a study of current state, national and international arts education initiatives and research. Throughout the unit, links are made between relevant theories of teaching and learning and their application in contemporary places of learning and teaching both in, and through, the Arts with a focus on music and visual art. Students are encouraged to consider the importance of the arts in interdisciplinary education and are made more aware of where the arts can overlap and combine with other learning areas to support outcomes, in particular the cross curriculum priority of Australian and Torres Strait Islander culture, history, knowledge and perspectives. Connections with Health and Physical Education curriculum areas, will also be examined and practiced. In particular, students will learn how to support children from the early years and across the primary levels learning of movement and physical through arts-based experiences.

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