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ESP202 - Senior Psychology A: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D342, D347 and D389 only)
Unit chair:

Claire Spicer





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


The unit examines issues and practices in the teaching of psychology in years 11 and 12. In particular, it focuses on effective and practical strategies for teaching and assessment in VCE. There is also a focus on ethical considerations associated with teaching more sensitive topics in psychology. A critical analysis of a range of teaching and learning strategies, including both teacher-centred and experiential approaches, will be undertaken.


Class presentation (40%) - Preparation, presentation and analysis of a 50-minute class lesson by a group of 2-3 people.

Resource folio (60%) - This individual assignment requires the student to apply specified teaching and learning strategies to course content.

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Recommended texts

Psychology VCAA Study Design (2010)
VCE Psychology Assessment Handbook (2009) Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, East Melbourne, Vic

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