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EPO701 - Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:R Black



Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour weekly Seminar, 2 hours cloud based activities


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit focuses on the curriculum development of Humanities, Societies and Environments learning. In this unit, we focus on the ways in which Geography, History, Economics and Enterprise can be taught in creative and innovative ways, as the basis of a disciplinary foundation to children’s understandings of their world. We also draw upon Interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Civics and Citizenship, which includes Indigenous perspectives, Asian perspectives, Global perspectives, Futures perspectives and Sustainability perspectives. Teaching and learning are organised through modules.

Through their learning, students are able to plan sustained curriculum design, based on the Inquiry Pedagogical approach. This assessment is scaffolded through the construction of work by an experienced teacher. Throughout the unit, students will curate resources for use in a Primary Classroom, and articulate their value, drawing upon current theoretical perspectives. This assessment is represented as an e-portfolio.


HSE Curriculum Design: Scaffolded Inquiry Unit 50%

Curation and representation of Humanities Resources 50%

Prescribed texts

Marsh, C. & Hart, C. (2011). Teaching the Social Sciences and Humanities in an Australian Curriculum.  Australia: Pearson.

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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