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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1N/A
Gold CoastSession 1N/A
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Examines the curriculum area of HSIE/SOSE at the pre- and primary school levels, framed by current curriculum documents. Students develop skills in designing responsive learning experiences. Students engage with the content and process of teaching Australian and world history, geography, participatory citizenship, values and ethics. The unit focuses on developing integrated assessment, teaching and learning strategies for student engagement and inclusivity, and the employment of ICTs in diverse classrooms.

Unit content

Overview

  • Knowledge base underpinning the principles and practices of teaching and learning Human Society and Its Environment
  • Models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing Human Society and Its Environment
  • Range of strategies for teaching and assessing Human Society and Its Environment
  • Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners including gifted and talented students
  • Role and value of Human Society and Its Environment in the broader curriculum including cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities with a focus on literacy and numeracy
  • Place of Human Society and Its Environment in the continuum of learning from early years to 12 and key transition points 
  • State and National syllabuses and relevant support documents 
  • Concepts involved in civics and citizenship and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies history and culture

Topics

  • Topic 1: Social Studies vs Disciplines: ACARA and other International Curricula
  • Topic 2: Critical Inquiry, Problem-based Learning and Constructivism
  • Topic 3: Civics and Active Citizenship
  • Topic 4: Values Education
  • Topic 5: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in HSIE
  • Topic 6: Historical Change
  • Topic 7: Geographical Observation/Description/Location
  • Topic 8: Treating Controversial Issues
  • Topic 9: Assessment and Differentiation Strategies in HSIE
  • Topic 10: Futurist Teaching and The Good Social Educator

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Proposal for a Children’s Local History Book and Lesson Sequence. Research and produce a publisher’s proposal for an original, non-fiction children’s book on local history, and an accompanying lesson sequence. 50%
Children's Local History Book and Lesson Sequence.50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Proposal for a Children’s Local History Book and Lesson Sequence. Research and produce a publisher’s proposal for an original, non-fiction children’s book on local history, and an accompanying lesson sequence. 50%
Children's Local History Book and Lesson Sequence.50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Proposal for a Children’s Local History Book and Lesson Sequence. Research and produce a publisher’s proposal for an original, non-fiction children’s book on local history, and an accompanying lesson sequence. 50%
Children's Local History Book and Lesson Sequence.50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning Self Paced (Self Paced)
Assessment
Proposal for a Children’s Local History Book and Lesson Sequence. Research and produce a publisher’s proposal for an original, non-fiction children’s book on local history, and an accompanying lesson sequence. 50%
Children's Local History Book and Lesson Sequence.50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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