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ECS771 - History & the Humanities A

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: 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

Sub-Major in appropriate field



Incompatible with:

ECS271, ECS471, ELE218, ELE408

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 Secondary Humanities Teaching method sequence that includes ECS772 (available in Trimester 2).


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.


History Teaching and Learning Report: Individual 2500 words (50%)

Collaborative Humanities Unit Outline: Partners 2500 words each (50%)

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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