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ESS442 - Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Laura Barraza


EME200 or EME400 or ESS241 or ESS441



Incompatible with:

EME242, ESS242, ESS742

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:  environmental education past, present and future ; the VCE Environmental Science study design; implementing the VCE Environmental Science study design; key concepts of sustainability, protecting biodiversity and climate change; field techniques; preparing students for exams; development of assessment tasks including school assessed course work and assessment procedures the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies study design; environmental education and the other VCE science study designs, VET and VCAL.


Learning Log 10% - A log of learning experiences and critical reflections.

Assignment 1 45% - Complete and write up SAC’s.

Assignment 2 45% - Complete and write up SAC’s.

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