OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

This unit builds on Curriculum Specialisation Unit I to extend students’ understanding of secondary teaching in the key learning area of Human Society and its Environment (HSIE). Students focus on two or more Years 11–12 (Stage 6) syllabuses. They explore fieldwork learning and unit development with appropriate literacy, numeracy and assessment strategies. There is further opportunity for students to reflect critically on a range of pedagogical and curriculum issues related to the teaching of HSIE in the modern world. 

Unit content

In relation to at least two (2) HSIE Stage 6 syllabus areas:

  1. Knowledge of HSIE Stage 6 syllabi 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 2

  • Marsh, Colin & Hart, Catherine, 2011, Teaching the Social Sciences and Humanities in an Australian Curriculum, 6th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Tutorial online 2 hours (TBC)
Module Engagement Tasks10%
Fieldwork Design40%
Unit Design50%

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


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