Learning Area Media Studies 1

Subject EDUC90461 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Ms Karen Koch


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject develops teacher candidates’ understanding of the place of this learning area in contemporary goals of school in Australia and in the Victorian curriculum in particular. By considering the principles of learning and teaching that underpin effective classrooms and the research that supports these principles, this subject will widen teacher candidates’ appreciation of exemplary teaching in this area. The principal curriculum framework for years 7-10 (VELS) is initially explored. This structure is used to examine student learning in Arts/Media, teaching in Arts/Media, teaching practice, techniques in teaching, lesson notes including planning and observation and assessment. The place of learning theories in Media education is also addressed. VCE Media is introduced.

On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the place of this learning area in Australian curriculum
  • Describe an exemplary classroom in this learning area
  • Plan lessons, resource and develop units of work and whole curricula in the 7-10 Media Studies classroom.
  • Develop appropriate teaching methodologies to effectively engage student learning within the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. (VELS) as they apply to Media Studies
  • Develop strategies to assess student learning including appropriate criteria within the Learning Standards.
  • Demonstrate development in their reflective practice as a professional educator
  • Demonstrate skills in a practical/production component of the teaching of Media Studies

There are 4 assessment tasks:

  • Micro teaching (600 words equivalent) due as individually scheduled (15%)
  • Research Paper (800 words) due as individually scheduled (20%)
  • Resource Evaluation (800 words) due as individually scheduled (20%)
  • Critical Essay/Lesson Sequence (1800 words) due end of semester (45%)
Prescribed Texts:
  • VCAA VCE Media Study Design
  • Collection of readings
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of change.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation; • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have a conscious personal and social values base.
  • Have awareness of new and emerging technologies and their role in education.
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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