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Unit details

ESS439 - Issues in Science and Environmental Education

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:L Barraza
Incompatible with: EME439, ESS457

Content

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.

Assessment

Task 1 35%  Review of a science or environmental topic and design and environmental education proposal.

Task 2 45%  Selection of a contemporary science topic and design a powerpoint for two difference audiences.

Task 3 20%  DSO discussion and participation.

Prescribed texts

Gough, A. (1997) Education and the Environment: Policy, Trends and the Problems of Marginalisation. Melbourne, ACER.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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