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ESP203 - Senior Psychology B: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in courses D342, D347 and D389 only.

Unit chair:C Spicer


Incompatible with:

ESP202, ETE203, ETE410

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


The unit provides students with the opportunity to explore the content of the four VCE psychology units in detail. In particular, attention is paid to the assessment procedures involved in each unit and students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in these. The unit also builds on students' knowledge of effective teaching and highlights the importance of clearly stated objectives and appropriate strategies to address these. A strong emphasis is also placed on developing students' capabilities to devise appropriate, novel, learning procedures that are not reliant on specialised equipment.


Research design assessment (40%)

This group assignment involves the identification & evaluation of an Empirical Research Activity (ERA) which is relevant to the current VCE Psychology study design and suitable for use as an assessment task with students in year 11 or 12. This is presented to the class and then written up and evaluated  (2000 words).

Development of a unit of work from within VCE curriculum (60%)

This individual assignment requires the student to VCE Psychology lesson and ICT-related learning activities  (2000 words).

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Recommended texts

Psychology VCAA Study Design (Accreditation period 2005-2010)

VCE Psychology Assessment Handbook (2009) Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, East Melbourne, Vic

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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