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ECS421 - Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rose Buchanek

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit utilises both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogies. It begins by exploring the disciplinary content of the Humanities, Societies and Environments teaching and learning area (Geography, History, Economics, and Civics and Citizenship) and familiarises students with current curriculum documents which identify learning standards in associated domains. After considering dominant classroom pedagogies used within, and outside of the school classroom, learners explore theories around notions of cultural institutions, and identify a number of sites for possible learning in Humanities domains. Simultaneously, the class will explore constructions of multidimensional citizenship, focussing on temporal (history and futures), spatial (geographic) and sustainable (economic) dimensions. Students study project based and inquiry learning, as well as seminar based activities highlighting practical applications of theoretical understandings developed in this course.

Assessment

Digital profile of local community including a 10 minute video; (1500 word equivalent) and a 500 word written Critical Reflection; Individual; 50%

School-Community Project Design & Written Report; 2000 words; Individual; 50%

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