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ESJ460 - Studies in Curriculum (Senior Chemistry Or TESOL B)

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Chittleborough

ESJ459 or ESS444



Incompatible with:

ECB402, ECL466, ESS468

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


TESOL specialist teachers require a sub-major study in one of Linguistics or a second language (i.e. not the teachers’ first language), or appropriate TESOL studies as approved by the unit chair. It is highly recommended that TESOL students undertake Linguistics units ELL101, ELL102, ELL201 and ELL202. Chemistry specialist teachers require a sub-major study in chemistry or biochemistry.


The principal aim of this unit is to prepare students for teaching as specialist education practitioners through a study of one of the following education specialisms:
•    TESOL: Curriculum Study B  (B)
•    Senior Chemistry: Curriculum Study – (B, X)
Each of these specialisms will focus on aspects such as curriculum influences, curriculum design and development principles and curriculum delivery and implementation of the respective disciplines. The year level focus and/or other aspects of each of these specialisms will complement and support specialisms offered in other Education Discipline Studies.



Task 1: 50% A critical essay evaluating theories of language teaching and learning, and analysing own experiences as a language learner, reflecting on what social and cultural factors aided or prevented one’s own language learning (2000 words).

Task 2: 50% Development of a sequence of lessons for the EAL classroom, based on current curriculum frameworks (2000 words).


Task 1- 30% Emerging Science group task 1200 words

Task 2- 40% Teaching a Difficult Chemical Concept 1600 words

Task 3- 30% Analysis of an Area of Study and planning a unit of work 1200 words

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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