EDF2029 - Active citizenship and community connections: Local and global - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Marc Pruyn

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit develops students' understandings of active citizenship and community connections in local and global spheres, since this learning for children is part of the nationally agreed goals for schools and is a subject in the Australian Curriculum. Students explore what young people need to learn and be able to do in order to become active and informed citizens in Australia and globally, including how communities function, how civic processes work and how they can participate in community activities. They examine exemplars of how theme-based or integrated learning is used in primary schools to develop children's knowledge, understanding and capacities to be involved in citizenship activities, including as part of the formal school curriculum, in wider whole-school programs and with links to community.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand and evaluate how the learning area of active citizenship in local and global contexts is structured within the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Curriculum F-10
  2. develop knowledge and understanding of different theoretical and pedagogical approaches to active citizenship
  3. design and implement primary lessons and units of work using themes and integrated approaches to active citizenship
  4. locate, evaluate and use a variety of appropriate teaching resources and educational providers that support the teaching of active citizenship.


Essay on active citizenship curriculum (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Written portfolio of active citizenship tasks (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 hours per week
  2. Additional requirements:
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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