Social and Environmental Studies Curriculum
|Course code EDST1200||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
Introduces students to the social and environmental studies curriculum area and contemporary practices in inquiry-based learning are explored. The significance of a syllabus with embedded values will be explored. The concept of inquiry-based learning will be developed, with some brief historical background. The implications for teaching and learning of a values-based area are introduced. Students will reflect critically upon contemporary issues in social and environmental studies, including the new National Curriculum initiatives, particularly in history K-10. They will investigate their own values and beliefs and examine appropriate contemporary practices for programming, implementation, assessment and evaluation in social and environmental studies.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||By the completion of this course successful students will be familiar with:|
1. the historical/political setting of social and environmental studies;
2. the scope of the content area in social and environmental studies;
3. and use teaching and learning approaches appropriate to an inquiry process;
4. contemporary issues associated with the values and perspectives base of this area; including the new National Curriculum initiatives, particularly in History K-10;
5. be able to explain the links between values development and knowledge and skills acquisition in social and environmental studies and other learning areas;
6. critically analyse attitudes and practices in contemporary documentation.
|Content||* The political, historical and educational context for the teaching of social and environmental studies including discipline bases, values, skills, perspectives and assessment and evaluation.|
* Programming and planning considerations.
* Relationship between social and environmental studies and other learning areas.
* Contemporary issues and strategies appropriate for teaching the NSW Human Society and its Environment K-6 syllabus.
* Approaches to critiquing resources for social and environmental studies learning.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term