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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Bleazby


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4879).


This unit is designed to prepare specialist teachers of media studies. It will further develop students' critical understandings of current trends in media education. Students will examine different approaches to teaching key media studies topics, including media industry, social values and the media, audience and media influence and media production. Students will draw upon their knowledge of these topics to design and implement sequential programs of lessons and assessment programs for a range of levels and in accordance with state and national curriculum documents, including the VCE media studies study design.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. further develop their understanding of the scope and purpose of media studies
  2. understand and critically evaluate different approaches to teaching media studies
  3. identify, evaluate and use different resources for teaching media studies across different year levels
  4. develop sequences of lessons that meet the requirements of curriculum documents for Years 7 to 10 and the post-compulsory Years 11 and 12
  5. understand and implement effective assessment programs for Years 7 to 12 media studies and for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  6. understand the unique ethical, safety and legal issues associated with the teaching of media studies in secondary schools and be able to develop procedures to respond to these issues.


Assessment Task 1: Assessment design task (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Unit of work (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

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Contact hours

Average per week of 2 - 3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study


EDF4879 Media education in the secondary years A or EDF4112 English language and literacy education


EDF4416 Media education