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ESS441 - Environmental Science and Society: Curriculum Study

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D342, D344, D351, E365, E377 and E455 only)
Unit chair:L Barraza

A sub major sequence in either of environmental science or biology



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week or Cloud (online) equivalent


The content of this unit will include:

  1. Different approaches to teaching and learning in environmental education;
  2. A discussion of the purposes of environmental education;
  3. Common curriculum documents to plan and organize work;
  4. How to critically reflect on teaching and learning in Environmental Education;
  5. Examples of professional reading elated to teaching and learning and
  6. Curriculum plans which exemplify the purposes of environmental education.


1. Part A Designing a science workbook 1400 words 35%, Part B Oral presentation 400 words or equivalent 10%

2. 35% part A Designing a Videoclip (3 mins) 1000 words part B Written explanation - 400 words 3. Cloud Deakin discussion, tasks participation - 800 words 20%

Prescribed texts

Curriculum and Standards Framework II: Science. Carlton, Victoria: Board of Studies 2000

Curriculum and Standards Framework II: Studies of Society and Environment. Carlton, Victoria: Board of Studies 2000

Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), VCAA

All of the above are available on the Internet at:

Gough, N. (1992) Blueprints for Greening Schools, Moorabbin, Victoria: Gould League.

Curriculum@work (published by Curriculum Corporation) CD-ROM or on the Internet at:

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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