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ESS742 - Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:L Barraza


Incompatible with:

ESS242, ESS442

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


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%   Development of teaching material for VCE Environmental Science
Assignment 2    45%   Complete and write up SACs - School Assessed Coursework

Prescribed texts

Board of Studies 2004 VCE Study Design: Environmental Science and VCE Study Design: Outdoor and Environmental Studies, and other study designs as required. Board of Studies, Carlton, Victoria.
Board of Studies (2004) Assessment Guide Revised 2005 VCE Environmental Science. Carlton: Board of Studies.
Victorian Association for Environmental Education (2001). Monitoring Ecosystems (Unit 1&2 Guide), and (2001) Issues of Sustainability (Unit 3&4 Guide).
Note: the VCE Study designs are available 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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