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ECS421 - Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

R Quinn

Contact hours:

3 contact hours per week or off campus equivalent

Content

This unit utilises both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogies. It begins by exploring the disciplinary content of the VCE and VCAL Humanities, Societies and Environments (HSE) 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 HSE domains. Simultaneously, as a class will explore constructions of multidimensional citizenship, focussing on temporal (history and futures), spatial (geographic) and sustainable (economic) dimensions. We will study project based and inquiry learning, as well as workshop based activities highlighting practical applications of theoretical understandings developed in this course.

Assessment

Investigative report (2000 words, 50%)

Action plan (2000 words, 50%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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