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ESS741 - Science and Environmental Sustainability: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in D304, E760, E763, E763T, or E765

Unit chair:

Laura Barraza

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week for 9 weeks

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

The unit aims to lead students to a deeper understanding and appreciation of different approaches to the learning and teaching of education for sustainability, including its relation to socio-scientific issues and environmental education, to lower secondary level years 7 to 10 across a range of curriculum areas and as a whole school approach.

  • The nature and purposes of education for sustainability and its relation to socio-scientific issues and environmental education
  • Locating opportunities for learning and teaching through education for sustainability in the Australian National Curriculum
  • Approaches to learning and teaching through education for sustainability
  • Assessment for and of learning through education for sustainability
  • Learning and teaching resources for education for sustainability.

Assessment

Design a lower secondary (years 7 to 10) program in education of sustainability, socio-scientific issues, and/or environmental education across a range of curriculum areas and/or as a whole school approach. (Individual) 3000 words or equivalent, 60%.

Design a resource (share it via presentation) to support an aspect of student learning from the assessment 1 program, include a description (with task details) of how to assess for and of learning. (Group) 2000 words per person or equivalent, 40%

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