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ECS721 - Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:R Buchanek

ECS720  and Sub-Major in appropriate field



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1hr self-directed engagement with Cloud seminar Resources)

Cloud (online): 3 hours self-directed study engaging with Cloud seminar Resources and Modules)


This unit is part of the Elective Secondary Humanities Teaching method sequence that includes ECS720 (available in Trimester 1).


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.


Digital Profile of Local Community and Written Report. Individual 15min video 1000 word report (50%)

Project Design: School-Community Partnerships. Individual  2500 words (50%)

Prescribed texts

Slaughter, RA 2005, Futures thinking for social foresight, Tamkang University Press, Taiwan.

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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