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ESS741 - Science and Environmental Sustainability: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:L Barraza

A sub major sequence in a science

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


The content of this unit will include:

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


1. Part A - Designing a science workbook 2100 words 35%, Part B - Oral presentation 600 words or equivalent 10%

2. 35% Part A - Designing a Video clip - 1600 words Part B - Written explanation - 500 words

3. Cloud Deakin discussin, tasks and participation 1200 words 20%

Prescribed texts

It is essential that students refer to the relevant Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS).
Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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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