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ECS772 - History and Humanities: Curriculum Study B

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:R Buchanek


Incompatible with:

ECS272, ECS472, ELE409

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


This unit is designed to equip students to effectively and competently teach social education studies at the VCE level/post compulsory level. the main VCE studies are History (7 fields), Geography, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy and International Politics. This unit will examine the structure of VCE/post compulsory studies through a focus on the content and approaches outlines in each of the studies. The areas covered include teaching at post compulsory level, teaching strategies, assessment practices and requirements and regulations of teaching at VCE level. It will also include information on curriculum planning and the uses of various information technologies appropriate for teaching VCE in this field. Students will be expected to design teaching to embed higher order skills of critical thinking, problem solving, evaluation, synthesis and understanding specific discipline based skills and pedagogies. Students are expected to work with assessment tasks, SACs and back mapping to show competencies in assessment.


Unit 1/2 SAC Design and Written Report: 2500 words (40%)
Unit 3/4 Backward Design Learning Sequence: 2500 words (40%)
Humanities ePortfolio: 1000 words (20%)

Prescribed texts

VCAA, VCE Study Design -History, Geography, International Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, current edition, East Melbourne: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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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