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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
Prerequisite:

A sub major sequence in a science

Incompatible with:

ESS441

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent

Content

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.

Assessment

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). http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au
Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability www.aries.mq.edu.au
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts www.environment.gov.au/education/index.html
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development www.education.vic.gov.au/about/deptpolicies/environment

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$587$1944$2490

* 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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