ECE340 - Creative Learning Through the Arts


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
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

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 per non-placement teaching weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per non-placement teaching weeks


This is a unit providing preparation for creative learning through the Arts in both early years and primary settings. The unit considers teaching and learning in and through the arts: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual art. A focus of the unit is on students developing their competencies as creative teachers, artists and researchers. By exploring both discipline-specific concepts and knowledge and innovative curriculum approaches, students gain an understanding of how to plan and implement holistic creative arts learning experiences in educational programs. A collaborative inquiry approach demonstrates how to creatively bring together learning both in and through the creative arts and make use of available technologies for sustainable teaching practices.
Students will engage in a series of practical arts experiences involving creating, making and presenting, either on-campus or online. They will reflect on these experiences as artist, audience, advocate and teacher. Students will demonstrate digital technology skills through designing arts-based curriculum drawing from, and connecting to, resources beyond the classroom, including local human and physical resources, cultural institutions, and alternative places and spaces. Their work is informed by current national and international debate on creativity and arts-based education initiatives and research.
During the unit, students will be supported to make connections between the arts and physical education. Innovative learning experiences and assessment opportunities will encourage students to reflect on ways their creative arts-based experiences can incorporate learning goals relating to ‘being healthy, safe and active and contributing to healthy and active communities’ from the early years and across all levels of primary education.

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