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

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.

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, EDUC2036, and/or EDUC2060

Assessment Items

Project: Unit Planning Tasks

Project: Research Related Tasks

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Online 6 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning will typically consist of a series of online activities.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term