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D3006

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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D3006

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BFA

CRICOS code

082368M

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/D3006)

Course type

Specialist/Specialist
Double degree
Bachelor's entry-level honours

Standard duration

4 years FT

Full-time study only. Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in 4 years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third 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.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Education studies are completed at Clayton; Fine art studies are completed at Caulfield. This course requires students to undertake off-campus professional experience.

Award/s

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education
Bachelor of Visual Arts

The actual education award conferred depends on the education specialisation completed.

Description

Share your artistic passion and creativity with children and young people.

This double degree will prepare you either for primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary students will qualify as specialist teachers of art, while primary students will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with specialist expertise in art.

You will investigate the broader function of the visual arts in society today, learn from active visual-art practitioners and develop your own skills and creativity as you rotate through a range of workshops including painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

Education study complements this with the knowledge and skills of how young people learn and are taught both generally and within the visual arts. Taken together they open up a wide range of career opportunities.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Education

D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through the four themes of education studies, curriculum studies, discipline studies and professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.

Part A. Education studies

These studies provide the theoretical foundations of education that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings. You will study contemporary theories of child or adolescent development, focusing on the age range relevant to your specialisation. You will also study sociology, psychology, diversity and inclusion, the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, and develop an understanding of the relationship between education and society at local, national and global levels. These studies emphasise educational inquiry and will ensure that your teaching is informed by current research and practice. You will acquire the foundation to move into leadership roles as your career progresses.

Part B. Curriculum studies

These studies develop the knowledge and skills you will need to become a skilled and effective educator who is able to draw on an ever-growing and flexible repertoire of strategies to suit particular children, educational contexts and learning outcomes. You will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs.

For students specialising in primary education, the focus of curriculum studies is on how primary school aged children learn and how you can effectively and creatively teach them in the key learning areas including English and literacies, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education, social education and studies of the environment and sustainability.

For students specialising in secondary education, the focus is on deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practice related to your discipline, preparing you to engage secondary students in purposeful learning.

Part C. Discipline studies

These studies develop the knowledge and skills you will need to become a skilled and effective educator who is able to draw on an ever-growing and flexible repertoire of strategies to suit particular children, educational contexts and learning outcomes. You will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs.

For students specialising in primary education, the focus of curriculum studies is on how primary school aged children learn and how you can effectively and creatively teach them in the key learning areas including English and literacies, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education, social education and studies of the environment and sustainability.

For students specialising in secondary education, the focus is on deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practice related to your discipline, preparing you to engage secondary students in purposeful learning.

Part D. Professional studies

These studies will provide you with an understanding of professional identity and leadership as well as professional experience through the completion of supervised placement in settings relevant to your teaching specialisation. Professional experience connects the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. The number of days of professional experience required for professional registration will depend upon your specialisation. You will also undertake research units to develop your understanding of research principles and methods and the skills and capacities to design and conduct research with some independence.

Fine Art

F2003 Bachelor of Fine Art is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice. In the visual arts specialisations these will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Part A. History and theory studies

History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine arts issues and provide the research methods relevant to your studio or workshop practice. They will enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, as well as reference to bodies of knowledge relevant to cultural production, you will begin to situate the place of Fine art in society.

Part B. Drawing foundation

This will assist you to develop the perceptual, practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.

Part C. Fine art knowledge and practice

Through this component of the course you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your fine art specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within fine art and related fields. Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. Students specialising in art history and curating will have the opportunity to interact with topics and students from a range of relevant fields in the Arts. Students specialising in visual arts will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.

Requirements

Students must complete 204 points, of which 108 points are from the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and D) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Fine Art (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-d3006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies after successful completion of 144 credit points of study (a minimum of 48 credit points must be at level 3 or higher). Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts after successful completion of at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the specialisation.

Note: Students cannot exit with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education.