Return to previous page

EPO702 - Arts, Humanities and Sustainability in Primary Education

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2021

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

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Jo Raphael  
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E762, E764 or E765

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E762, E764, E765 in 2021,
must pass units EEE754, EEE755, EEE756,
plus 1 unit from EPR721, EPR771, EPR751, and
1 unit from EPR722, EPR742, EPR752

 

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical 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 synchoronous sessions during the placement.

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

10-15 hours of online/located group research activities and fieldwork over the trimester. Student coordinated.

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.

10-15 hours of online/located group research activities and fieldwork over the trimester. Student coordinated.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

Content

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 Cloud 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.

 
 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate the capacity to apply and adapt broad and complex bodies of knowledge about arts and humanities curriculum and pedagogy that are appropriate for primary education contexts, content areas and diverse learners

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Demonstrate their own digital literacy and competency with a range of technologies for effective communication with a range of education audiences

GLO3: Digital literacy
ULO3

Demonstrate an understanding of problem-solving, creativity and initiative as an integral and ongoing part of teachers’ work

GLO5: Problem solving
ULO4

Demonstrate ability to inform their own learning through self-assessment, feedback from others and identifying opportunities for continuing professional development

Demonstrate a capacity to balance academic demands with self-care in the interests of personal well-being and teacher sustainability

GLO6: Self-management
ULO5

Demonstrate informed positions on global education trends and issues particularly in respect to arts and humanities education

GLO8 Global citizenship

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 (Individual) - Annotated Portfolio 2500 Words or equivalent 50%

Information not yet available

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Teaching and Learning Resource package  2500 words or equivalent 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

Essential learning resources
Cloud resources will be provided to support learning

DU Harvard Referencing https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/referencing/harvard 

 

*The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the following link: https://deakin.rl.talis.com/modules/unitcode.html 
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

Click on the fee link below which describes you:

Return to previous page