Available in 2017, 2018
Course code

EDUC2060

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

In this course students will explore the role and value of Stage 4 and 5 HSIE courses - Geography & Commerce; lesson planning and programming for Geography/ Commerce in Stage 4/5; course and assessment requirements for Stage 4/5 Geography/Commerce; the literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce; key concepts, tools and inquiry skills within Geography/Commerce; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; links to civics and citizenship education; and strategies for teaching the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 -Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 - Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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

2. Discuss current issues and trends in teaching Geography and Commerce.

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

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

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

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

7. Explain key geographic and economic concepts and skills including the use of geographic tools and inquiry skills.

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

9. Select appropriate strategies for teaching the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 - Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 - Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing


Content

  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Geography, Commerce 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 including key concepts, tools and inquiry 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 the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 - Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 - Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing.

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 - Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

EDUC1101


Assessment items

Project: Lesson Plans and Fieldwork

Project: Unit Plan and Assessment Task


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