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ESS742 - Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10)

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in course E760 only

Unit chair:L Barraza




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week for 6 weeks, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week for 6 weeks

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


In this unit Senior Environmental Science Curriculum Study, the prime focus is on senior level studies in VCE Environmental Science. There is a significant focus on what we teach, how we teach, and in what contexts we teach sustainability and environmental issues at a senior level. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to critically discuss a variety of environmental and sustainability topics. We will review alternative approaches to the learning and teaching of environmental science at a senior level; developing appropriate curriculum materials; common difficulties in the learning and teaching of environmental and sustainability topics; current curriculum development practices and assessment practices.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: environmental education past, present and future ; the VCE Environmental Science study design; implementing the VCE Environmental Science study design; key concepts of sustainability, protecting biodiversity and climate change; field techniques; preparing students for exams; development of assessment tasks including school assessed course work and assessment procedures the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies study design; environmental education and the other VCE science study designs, VET and VCAL.


Assignment 1: 45% group (total 2000 words) Design an interactive lesson plan for year 11th. Students have to select a topic from Unit 1 or 2 from the VCE Environmental Science Study Design and create an interactive and creative lesson to evaluate students learning on that particular topic.

Assignment 2: 45% individual (total 2000 words)
Design a creative SAC to assess any area of unit 4 from the VCE environmental Science study design incorporating a field excursion.

Assignment 3:10% class participation and discussion (1000 words)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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