ESS701 - Psychology Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E763 or E765


Students commencing course E763 or E765 from 2020 to complete unit EEE754, plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EPR751, otherwise Nil



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

1 x 3-hour scheduled face to face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks), this includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study.


Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit prepares students to confidently and effectively teach Psychology in VCE Years 11 and 12. The unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of the Psychology curriculum that incorporates both the scientific study of human behaviour through biological, psychology and social perspectives, and the systematic application of this knowledge to personal and social instances in everyday life.

The students will be encouraged to participate in, learn and collect a range of contemporary teaching strategies, activities and resources including the development of key science skills. A strong emphasis will be placed on enhancing the students’ capabilities to create new and invigorating teaching tools.

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