ECP711 - Creativity and the Arts

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students enrolled in course E764 must pass unit ECE761

otherwise 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.

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 2-hour seminar and 1 x 3-hour practical scheduled face to face per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks in trimester 1 and 4 weeks supplemented by online discussions in trimester 3).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (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.

Note:

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

**Trimester 3 is offered as a combination of compulsory campus based intensives at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud based (online) learning

Content

This unit engages students in practical and theoretical studies based on learning about and through the Arts: visual arts, drama, music, dance and media arts, in early childhood and the primary years of schooling.

Students engage in their own arts processes and reflect critically and creatively on a selected methodologies, pedagogies and philosophies as a basis for professional practice. Using a range of technologies students extend their knowledge of creative media, techniques and processes appropriate for young children. Practice-led seminars focus on knowledge of current educational practices and curriculum in arts education and provide opportunities for students to engage, guide, scaffold and assess children’s creative expression in an arts-centred curriculum and in diverse social and cultural settings.

Unit Fee Information

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