Learning Area Media Studies 2

Subject EDUC90462 (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:

July, 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.


You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject

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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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Mr Peter Anstee


Education Student Centre

Subject Overview:

Drawing on research on the diversity of secondary students’ learning needs and research on effective assessment, teacher candidates will explore how to personalise the learning experience of each student within this discipline area. Specific emphasis on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Media. This structure is used to examine student learning in VCE Arts/Media, teaching in VCE Arts/Media, teaching practice, techniques in teaching, lesson notes including planning and observation assessment and reporting. The place of learning theories as they apply to senior Media education is also addressed. The role of the Media teacher in non-VCE senior Media classes is also addressed including Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Vocational and Employment Training (VET) and Diploma of Further Education. Media and its relationship with other VCE subjects is examined (Studio Arts, English)


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

  • Personalise learning for each student in this curriculum area plan lessons, resource and develop units of work and whole curricula in the VCE Media classroom.
  • Develop appropriate teaching methodologies to effectively engage student learning within VCE Media
  • Develop strategies to assess student learning including appropriate criteria within VCE Media consistent with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority requirements.
  • Have developed a personal philosophy about the role of Media within senior school curriculum.
  • Demonstrate skills in a practical/production component of the teaching of Media Studies.
  • Create a 2000-word unit of work for VCE media study from unit 1, 2, 3 or 4. This will include what the topic of work entails, the resources and depth of knowledge required, planned assessment linked to learning experiences, assessment criteria to be used and how the content from each key learning area contributes to the overall focus for the unit. Due mid semester (50%)
  • Create a series of 12 lessons for VCE media study from unit 3 or 4 (but not a unit previously undertaken in task 1), 2000 words, due end of semester (50%)
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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