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ECA731 - Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Dawn Joseph
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course D303, E760, E762, E763 or E765

Prerequisite:

D303 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%
Students enrolled in course E762, E763, E765 commencing 2020
must pass EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPR731, EPR751

Corequisite:

E762 course students must pass any co-req unit in EPR724

E765 course students must pass any co-req unit in EPR754

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical 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 face-to-face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Students need to enrol in correct method in STAR. Please check your enrolment with a course advisor from student experience.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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 Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

^Dance, Drama and Media not available in Cloud (online) mode

 

** Arts discipline methodology specialisations are available for Campus and Cloud (online) study as follows:

  • Visual Arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Dance – available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)
    Media students should be enrolled in ECA735. E762.2

 

E762 Internship students should not be enrolled in this unit.
Please contact Student Services to confirm your course map. 

Content

Arts discipline methodology specialisations are available for Campus and Cloud (online) study as follows:

  • Visual Arts – available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Music - available at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online)
  • Dance – available at Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Drama - available at Burwood (Melbourne)

This unit is part of a sequence undertaken by students completing an Arts methodology specialisation for teaching in secondary schools (Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts).

The focus is on identifying contemporary arts curriculum initiatives in the post primary years 7-10 of compulsory education and within various 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 curriculum of their arts discipline area, with a focus on the Australian Curriculum.

The unit prepares students to research and apply skills required to design, and develop lesson and unit sequences. They will develop assessment strategies, resources for teaching the artform, and engage with selected technologies as both a creative process and a teaching and learning medium.

Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal communication and intercultural understanding as they analyse, reflect and build a philosophy of arts education.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Critically evaluate and apply with pedagogical theories and approaches for years 7-10 curriculum in the particular Arts education specialism area

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2

Critically analyse and evaluate the theoretical perspectives that inform practice in the particular Arts education specialism area

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Critically analyse assessment processes and practices in the particular Arts education specialism area

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO4

Identify, locate and develop a range of resources for teaching the particular Arts education specialism using mixed and multi-media and information and communication technologies

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Curriculum Development: Appropriate to the specific arts education area, students design, and develop lesson and unit sequences and devise a range of assessment procedures and evaluation processes equivalent to 2500 words 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Portfolio: Appropriate to the specific arts education area, portfolio submissions with ICT based teaching and learning presentations equivalent to 2500 words 50$ Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ECA731 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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