Builds upon TCH10007 - Curriculum Specialisation: Human Society and its Environment I (HSIE). It aims to extend the students' methodological basis for teaching HSIE subject areas into the senior secondary school. Students learn about syllabus requirements in two or more of the NSW Stage 6 syllabi, to develop units of work, and appropriate literacy, numeracy, and assessment strategies. A range of pedagogical frameworks for teaching, learning and assessment strategies, including the NSW Quality Teaching Framework, are utilised.
In relation to at least two (2) HSIE Stage 6 syllabus areas:
- Knowledge of HSIE Stage 6 syllabi content
- Knowledge of pedagogy in relation to teaching HSIE
- Knowledge of curriculum requirements for teaching HSIE
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of at least two (2) of the suite of Stage 6 HSIE syllabi, including recent theory and research in the relevant disciplines||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||develop engaging units of work and lesson plans and resources related to selected theoretical and practical content of the Stage 6 HSIE syllabi, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills, and understandings||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply current pedagogical theory, including the NSW DET Quality Teaching Framework, to develop effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with HSIE in Stage 6 skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||assess the literacy and numeracy demands of the suite of HSIE Stage 6 syllabi and develop effective teaching and learning activities to integrate literacy and numeracy strategies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||source and assess the appropriateness of digital and non-digital resources that link to informed and effective teaching and learning across the HSIE Stage 6 syllabi||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||critically engage with a range of contemporary perspectives, cultural contexts and issues related to teaching HSIE at the Stage 6 level, and demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- Marsh, C & Hart, C, 2011, Teaching the social sciences and humanities in an Australian Curriculum, 6th edn, Sydney, NSW.
- Taylor, T, Fahey, C, Kriewaldt, J & Boon, D, 2012, Place and Time: Explorations in Teaching Geography and History, 1st edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW. ISBN: 9781442532779.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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