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ECS420 - Contemporary Global Issues in Social, Political and Environmental Learning

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Buchanek
Contact hours:

3 contact hours per week or off campus equivalent



This unit is a curriculum method unit for students undertaking a double Humanities method. The unit examines contemporary issues in globalisation, sustainability and citizenship from a range of perspectives and standpoints. The unit will encourage students to be active participants in a range of pedagogies and utilise a range of technologies to complement their studies in this unit. Students will examine evidence based research and then practical implications for curriculum in the secondary school. Students will develop skills in critical thinking and inquiry into citizenship in a global world; characteristics of global phenomena across natural and human events: sustainability, justice, peace, conflict and instability currently facing our global community. Students will examine in depth education programs in globalisation, sustainability and citizenship and explore global ethics and values.


Task 1 50% Teaching Seminar Report - students will prepare and deliver a seminar to peers on a selected global issue.


Task 2 50% Global issue case study - students will select from sustainability, justice, peace and citizenship to analyse a selected global issue.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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