Unit description

Introduces students to teaching in the key learning area of Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) in secondary education. Students learn about syllabus requirements, the development of a unit of work, the development of detailed lesson plans and the selection of appropriate assessment strategies. There is also an opportunity to reflect critically on a range of contemporary pedagogical frameworks, perspectives and issues in the teaching of HSIE in secondary schools. The focus in this unit is on the Years 7-10 classroom.

Unit content

1. Knowledge of HSIE Years 7-10 syllabus documents and content 
2. Knowledge of pedagogy in relation to teaching HSIE 
3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching HSIE

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

  • Marsh, C & Hart, C, 2011, Teaching the social sciences and humanities in an Australian curriculum, 6th edn, Pearson Education, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Planning for teaching in HSIE55%
Teaching activity45%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Planning for teaching in HSIE55%
Teaching activity45%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Planning for teaching in HSIE55%
Teaching activity45%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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