Specialist Studies in Society and Culture, Aboriginal Studies and Studies of Religion

Course code EDUC4093Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores current issues and trends in teaching and learning Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion in NSW secondary schools. Students will explore the role and value of HSIE curriculum; the K-12 HSIE learning continuum; and their contribution to civics and citizenship education. Students will explore lesson planning, programming, course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate; and strategies, technologies, and resources for teaching and learning Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion. Particular attention will also be given to the overlapping concepts operating within these curricula.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Discuss the role and value of studying Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion; their place within the NSW K-12 HSIE learning continuum; and contribution to civics and citizenship education.
2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion.
3. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion.
4. Understand the overlapping concepts operating within Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion curricula.
5. Discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion in schools.
Content* The role and value of studying Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum; their place within the NSW K-12 HSIE learning continuum; and contribution to civics and citizenship education.
* Principles and practices of teaching and learning Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion in New South Wales schools.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion.
* Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion.
* Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion in schools.
* The overlapping concepts operating within Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion curricula.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101, EDUC2036, and/or EDUC2060
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ProjectsPlanning, programming, assessment, and/or resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, or Studies of Religion syllabus.
ProjectsSocial research activities linked to the requirements of the Society & Culture curriculum.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4093