Specialist Studies in Geography 2

Course code EDUC4160Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning senior Geography in New South Wales schools. Students will explore lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Geography; course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for the various Stage 6 Geography; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing senior Geography; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of Geography in schools.

Available in 2015

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

1. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Geography.
2. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Geography.
3. Discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of Geography in schools.
4. Understand the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Geography.
Content* Principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 Geography in New South Wales schools.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Geography.
* Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Geography.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Geography.
* Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Geography in schools.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101 and EDUC2060
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesIn this assignment you will examine, analyse and evaluate two student work samples from the Geography course. Marking guidelines and a commentary are to be developed with suggested modifications and feedback suitable for a Stage 6 student.
Presentations - IndividualIn this assignment you will lead a 15 minute seminar presentation on an important Geographic concept, idea, process or debate, and its significance in the investigating, teaching and learning of Geography.
ProjectsStudents are to prepare a detailed unit of work for approximately 10 weeks for Stage 6 Geography. Your unit should include:

" A course overview, including a detailed rationale for the unit that includes an indication of the outcomes that will be met upon completion of the unit, and a brief synopsis of each lesson in the sequence.

" An assessment schedule, that documents assessment tasks and strategies both formal and informal that will occur throughout the unit. These tasks should be planned, sequenced and developed.

" Five detailed and structured lesson plans that use a variety of scaffolded and cooperative lesson formats, a range of written and visual sources, and include all requisite resources.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4160