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3712

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Partner facultyArt, Design and Architecture
Abbreviated titleBVA/BEd(Prim)
CRICOS code064796G
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3712
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or http://www.education.monash.edu.au/

Course coordinator

Education: http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html; Visual Arts: Dr Michael Vale

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only. This course is 4.25 years of full-time study. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the second year. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years, and enrolment must be continuous.
  • First year education units are undertaken at Clayton campus. All visual arts units are undertaken at Caulfield campus. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

This double degree course combines specific studies in visual arts with those in education and prepares students for careers as teachers in primary schools. The course develops students' understanding of child development, educational theories and practice and how to involve children from age 5 to 12 years in engaging, innovative and purposeful learning. The education and curriculum majors give students extensive understanding of teaching and learning strategies, education policy, theories and practice, and develop knowledge about teaching the primary school curriculum. Opportunities to learn through practical experiences in schools are provided throughout the course in urban, rural, remote and international schools. This double degree enables students to pursue professional learning opportunities in areas beyond education.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of the visual arts component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate relevant research concepts in relation to aesthetics, history, theory and cultural issues in the relevant discipline
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of the visual and media arts in order to undertake sustained independent studio practice at a professional level
  • critically assess contemporary discourse on visual and media arts, speculative design theory and research both locally and internationally
  • evolve their own aims, interests and vision, to be expressed through their studio work within the discipline of visual and media arts with a high level of personal autonomy
  • interpret, represent and respond to the aesthetic, theoretical, historical and cultural contexts of visual and media arts practice.

Upon successful completion of the education component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand leading-edge theories and evidence-based research on child development and primary school education issues to inform their teaching and learning beliefs and practices
  • select and creatively integrate information communication technologies to advance children's learning
  • develop productive and meaningful relationships with families and the broader community to enrich the lives of learners and to develop respectful and inclusive practices
  • critically consider a range of perspectives, including spatial, temporal and sociological views, and respond to diversity in primary schools
  • understand and implement the Australian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum (http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/) and appropriate pedagogy for learners in the Australian and international context
  • engage with the primary education profession to become ethical leaders and practitioners who can develop curriculum, pedagogy and programs that meet diverse learners' needs
  • understand primary education (ages 5 to 12) as a complex, critical period of learning and development for school-aged children
  • contribute to a multi-disciplinary, professional approach to support the development of young learners.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied before may be eligible for credit for prior studiescredit for prior studies (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/students/prospective/credit.html).

Mandatory checks and security clearances

Before participating in a professional placement in any educational setting students must meet specific security clearancessecurity clearances (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/placements/clearances/) that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken.

Fieldwork

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement at times determined by the faculty.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registrationregistration (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) and employment as primary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

Structure

This course consists of studies in visual arts (96 points) and studies in education (108 points), incorporating core and professional experience units.

Areas of study

Requirements

Visual arts component

All units are six points unless otherwise indicated.

Students must complete:

(a.) five core first-year art and design units (36 points):

  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in Art, Design and Architecture
  • AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-gardes
  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points)
  • VPR1001 Visual practices 1 (12 points)
  • VPR1002 Visual practices 2 (12 points)

(b.) two art history and theory units (12 points):

  • AHT2102 International art 1945-2000
  • one other 6-point second-year art history and theory unit

(c.) units in a major studio at second and third-year levels chosen as outlined in one of the streams below (48 points)

Major studio streams

Students must complete one of the following streams. Note: those units with an asterisk (*) will already have been completed as part of the core elements of this course.

Visual practices
  • VPR1001 Visual practices 1 (12 points)*
  • VPR1002 Visual practices 2 (12 points)*
  • VPR2001 Visual practices 3 (12 points)
  • VPR2002 Visual practices 4 (12 points)
  • VPR3001 Visual practices 5 (12 points)
  • VPR3002 Visual practices 6 (12 points)
Art history and theory
  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in Art, Design and Architecture*
  • AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-gardes*
  • AHT2102 International art 1945-2000*
  • an additional 36 credit points of art history and theory units (units with a prefix of AHT) taken from either second or third-year
  • 12 credit points of complementary studio units offered by the Department of Fine Art

Relevant units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the Handbook and the:

The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

Education component

Students must complete:

(a.) education major (48 points)

(b.) curriculum major (60 points)

(c.) professional experience units to complete 80 days of teaching practice (0 points)

For details of the units required for the education component, refer to the link under 'Areas of study'.

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2014/2014-map-3712-bva-bed-prim.pdf) for the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary) for course progression advice.

Progression to further studies

An honourshonours (http://www.edu.monash.edu/courses/honours/) program in education may be undertaken by graduates of this course who achieve a distinction average in their final two years of study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Visual Arts prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the visual arts requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Visual Arts