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ECS771 - Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study A

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:R Buchanek

Major in appropriate discipline field

Incompatible with:

ECS271, ECS471, ELE218, ELE408

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


This unit aims to prepare students to teach confidently across curriculum areas of Geography, Civics and Citizenship, History, Economy, Philosophy and general Humanities offered in Years 7-10 in schools. The focus is to develop in students: knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects; a range of engaging pedagogical approaches; design of teaching and learning sequences and tools for assessment. Through research and reflection students will analyse recent developments in Humanities education and their impact on curriculum development, teaching and resource implications. In this unit students will review research as it informs and shapes Humanities teaching; study design of teaching and learning activities that acknowledge sequence, breadth, depth and curriculum policy; undertake analysis of concepts in sustainability, indigenous education, justice, peace and citizenship across local, national and global contexts; incorporate appropriate assessment tools to enhance learning; appraise resources including technological, print and community based; and have opportunities to receive professional support through both real and virtual networks of educators.


Task 1: 50%: Individual History Teaching and Learning Report – students design an 80 minute lesson plan and assessment task with rubric. Students communicate the links to theories of teaching and learning and how these inform their pedagogical decisions and reflect upon their emerging professional knowledge as a History teacher.


Task 2: 50%: Group/Individual Presentation at Unit Conference – students work in teams to create a 20 minute presentation for the Unit Conference. Presentations communicate student interpretations of various elements of AusVELS curriculum and share resources and pedagogical ideas with their peers.

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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