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ECS421 - Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Buchanek




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week and 1 hour self-directed engagement with Cloud seminar Resources per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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