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Unit details

ECS421 - Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Buchanek
Prerequisite:

Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography;

OR

Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography together with a Part in another area of study: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology. Students are strongly encouraged to include at least two units of History in their undergraduate degree;

OR

Sub-major study in one of the following: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology together with a Part in another of these areas of study.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1hr self-directed engagement with Cloud seminar Resources)

Cloud (online): 3 hours self-directed study engaging with Cloud seminar Resources and Modules)

Content

This unit utilises both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogies. It begins by exploring the disciplinary content of the Humanities, Societies and Environments teaching and learning area (Geography, History, Economics, and Civics and Citizenship) and familiarises students with current curriculum documents which identify learning standards in associated domains. After considering dominant classroom pedagogies used within, and outside of the school classroom, learners explore theories around notions of cultural institutions, and identify a number of sites for possible learning in Humanities domains. Simultaneously, the class will explore constructions of multidimensional citizenship, focussing on temporal (history and futures), spatial (geographic) and sustainable (economic) dimensions. Students study project based and inquiry learning, as well as seminar based activities highlighting practical applications of theoretical understandings developed in this course.

Assessment

Digital profile of local community including a 10 minute video; (1500 word equivalent) and a 500 word written Critical Reflection; Individual; 50%

School-Community Project Design & Written Report; 2000 words; Individual; 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2452$2612

* 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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