Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop skills to teach science and sustainability in primary schools by exploring the scope of concepts, principles and issues in sustainability from a science perspective. Students research and analyse a current sustainability issue from which they develop unit plans and resources for teaching in a primary school. Students will be involved in online and experiential learning activities. Interdisciplinary components are expected in the approach to this subject.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate the complexities of sustainability education with particular attention to science, using key issues and systemic awareness.

Sustainability Education (Developed online resource)

02. Identify and apply contemporary pedagogical approaches for teaching science and sustainability literacy.

Resources based on sustainability and sustainability projects in Schools

03. Analyse a current sustainability issue using a science focus and multidisciplinary awareness.

La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary and/or Envizi data access, interpretation and development into creative tools

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 35-47, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 40 - 40
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus directed online learning activities"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research and analyse a current sustainability issue (2400 words)40 01, 03
Create a learning sequence and lesson plans to address the issue in Assessment 1 (3600 words)60 02