K-6 Society and Environment

Course code EDUC3746Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore the content and organisation of the NSW K-6 HSIE curriculum; strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing primary HSIE; the role and value of HSIE; the place of HSIE in the K-12 HSIE continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4); the literacy and numeracy demands of HSIE curriculum; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners. Particular attention will be given to Aboriginal history and culture, and concepts emerging from the HSIE curriculum that relate to civics and citizenship.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 HSIE.
2. Discuss the role and value of HSIE in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 HSIE continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4).
3. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 HSIE curriculum.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the literacy and numeracy demands of HSIE.
5. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners.
6. Use ICTs as teaching tools in the HSIE classroom.
7. Discuss Aboriginal history and culture.
8. Identify concepts emerging from the HSIE curriculum that relate to civics and citizenship.
Content* Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 HSIE.
* The role and value of HSIE in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 HSIE continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4).
* The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 HSIE curriculum.
* Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet learners diverse needs.
* ICTs as teaching tools in the HSIE classroom.
* Aboriginal history and culture.
* Civics and citizenship education.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC3145
TransitionStudents who have failed, or failed to complete EDUC3145 by the end of 2010 should enrol in EDUC3746.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn Class Exam (20% weighting - equivalent 800 words)
ProjectsAssignment = 40% Development of an ICT resource such as movie maker or iMovie for teaching a civics and citizenship topic from the K-6 HSIE syllabus. 1600 words or equivalent
ProjectsAssignment = 40%: Develop units of work for teaching a topic from the K-6 HSIE syllabus. 1600 words or equivalent.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the: Bachelor of Teaching
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3746