EPO702 - Arts, Humanities and Sustainability in Primary Education


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing from 2020 onwards must be enrolled in course E762, E764 or E765


Students commencing course E762, E764, E765 from 2020 onwards

Must pass units EEE754, EEE755, EEE756 plus 1 unit from EPR721, EPR771, EPR751, EPR781 and;

1 unit from EPR722, EPR742, EPR752, EPR782

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience (placements) are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

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 5-hour scheduled face-to-face practical experience (workshop) during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 4-6 practical experience (workshops) scheduled per trimester). On campus students can join online seminars in weeks when intensives are not held.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour online seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 9 weeks). Students are also expected to engage in at least 6 hours of independent study per week, including engaging with online modules, readings, discussion forums and assessments. 


This is a milestone unit providing preparation for teaching the Arts and Humanities in primary education with a focus on the cross-curriculum priority area of sustainability.

The unit considers teaching and learning in the humanities and about sustainability both in and through the arts: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual art. Through bringing together curriculum areas, with a collaborative inquiry approach and through making use of available technologies, the unit offers an additional focus on teacher wellbeing and sustainable teaching practices.

Students will engage in a series of practical arts activities involving creating, making and presenting, either on-campus or in online mode. They will reflect on these activities as artist, audience, activist and teacher.

Students will demonstrate digital technology skills through designing and creating primary arts and humanities curriculum and teaching ideas based on resources beyond the classroom, including local human and physical resources, cultural institutions, and alternative places and spaces.

Unit Fee Information

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