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Unit details

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

Year

2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:P White
Prerequisite:

A sub major sequence in a science

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ESS441

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour weekly seminar

Content

The unit aims to lead students to a deeper understanding and appreciation of different approaches to the learning and teaching of education for sustainability, including its relation to socio-scientific issues and environmental education, to lower secondary level years 7 to 10 across a range of curriculum areas and as a whole school approach.

  • The nature and purposes of education for sustainability and its relation to socio-scientific issues and environmental education
  • Locating opportunities for learning and teaching through education for sustainability in the Australian National Curriculum
  • Approaches to learning and teaching through education for sustainability
  • Assessment for and of learning through education for sustainability
  • Learning and teaching resources for education for sustainability.

Assessment

Design a lower secondary (years 7 to 10) program in education of sustainability, socio-scientific issues, and/or environmental education across a range of curriculum areas and/or as a whole school approach. (Individual) 3000 words or equivalent, 60%.

 

Design a resource (share it via presentation) to support an aspect of student learning from the assessment 1 program, include a description (with task details) of how to assess for and of learning. (Group) 2000 words per person or equivalent, 40%

Prescribed texts

  1. Venville, G. & Dawson, V. (Eds.)(2012). The Art of teaching Science: For middle and secondary school (2nd Ed). Crows Nest, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
  2. See weekly reading program in CloudDeakin

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – Programs and Initiatives – Building and Infrastructure http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/infrastructure/Pages/default.aspx

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$604$2013$2578

* 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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