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EPO701 - Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Ros Black





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week as well as online lectures and learning experiences via CloudDeakin

Cloud (online): Online lectures and learning experiences via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on the curriculum development of Humanities, Societies and Environments learning. In this unit, we focus on the ways in which Geography, History, Economics and Enterprise can be taught in creative and innovative ways, as the basis of a disciplinary foundation to children’s understandings of their world. We also draw upon Interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Civics and Citizenship, which includes Indigenous perspectives, Asian perspectives, Global perspectives, Futures perspectives and Sustainability perspectives. Teaching and learning are organised through modules.

Through their learning, students are able to plan sustained curriculum design, based on the Inquiry Pedagogical approach. This assessment is scaffolded through the construction of work by an experienced teacher. Throughout the unit, students will curate resources for use in a Primary Classroom, and articulate their value, drawing upon current theoretical perspectives.


HSE Curriculum Design: Scaffolded Inquiry Unit (Small group task); 40% 2000 words equivalent

Curation and representation of Humanities Resources (Individual task); 60% 3000 words equivalent

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