Specialist Studies in Geography and Commerce 1

Description

In this course students will explore the role and value of Geography, Commerce and Work Studies education; lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5; course and assessment requirements of the NSW HSC for Geography; the literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce as an area of study; key geographic and economic concepts and skills; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; civics and citizenship education; and strategies for teaching about: Australian environments, communities and issues; and Australia's place both in the world and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Articulate the role and value of Geography, Commerce and Work Studies education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.

2. Discuss current issues and trends in teaching Geography, Commerce and Work Studies

3. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 Geography, Commerce and Work Studies curricula.

4. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of Geography, Commerce and Work Studies as an area of study.

5. Differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Geography, Commerce and Work Studies classroom.

6. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography, Commerce and Work Studies.

7. Explain key geographic, economic and vocational concepts and skills.

8. Discuss the role of Geography, Commerce and Work Studies in civics and citizenship education.

9. Select appropriate strategies for teaching about Australian environments, communities and issues; and Australia's place both in the world and the Asia-Pacific region.

Content

  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Geography, Commerce and Work Studies in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Geography and Commerce education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Geography and Commerce curricula.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Stage 4/5 Geography and Commerce.
  • The literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce as an area of study.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce.
  • Processes of geographic and economic investigation and inquiry.
  • Key geographic and economic concepts and skills.
  • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Geography and Commerce classroom.
  • The role of Geography and Commerce in civics and citizenship education.
  • Approaches for teaching about Australian environments, communities and issues; and Australia"s place both in the world and the Asia-Pacific region.

Requisites

To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC1101

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning will typically consist of a series of fieldwork and online actvites.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks