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EDF5434 - Economics education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Ms A Forsyth


Clayton First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit is an introduction to the relationships between learning and teaching Economics at the post-compulsory levels as well as Economics and Business related units at the 7-10 levels. Teaching strategies and contexts for use in Economics and Business related classes in Years 7 to 12 will be explored. Methods for assessing and monitoring students will be introduced. The relationship between Economics, technology and society will be a focus.


The objectives of this unit are to understand the role and importance of Economics education in the secondary school context; to explore innovative teaching and learning approaches including the use of information and communications technologies for use in the Economics classroom; to develop engage lesson plans for the Economics classroom; to select and evaluate appropriate teaching and learning resources for use in the Economics classroom.


Assignments: 50%, Resources file: 30%, Class activities: 20%
on-campus - student participation in the unit is vital and an 80% attendance requirement is required so students can fully participate in the workshops.

Contact hours

3 hours per week


A minor sequence (two years of study) in Economics from a recognised institution