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ESS439 - Issues in Science and Environmental Education

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Barraza




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week for 9 weeks.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit is inquiry-based. Its main aim is to create the conditions for students and practising teachers to engage in inquiries into science and environmental issues, linking their education setting with the local community and its resources, and the local environment. These inquiries generate the 'substance' or 'content' of the unit, which is organised around two assignments. The unit will utilise material from case studies of inquiry involving links between schools and the environment and community science resources.


1. Part A Lesson plan of contemporary socio scientific topic - 1400 words 35%, Part B Oral presentation - 400 words 10%

2. Environmental education proposal - 1800 words 45%

3. Cloud Deakin discussion tasks and class participation - 400 words - 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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