K-6 HSIE

Course code EDUC6746Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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.
ContentPrinciples and value of teaching and learning Humanities and Social Science.
Understanding, implementing and critiquing current NSW based syllabuses documents in this area.
Best practice teaching and learning in History K-6.
Best practice teaching and learning in Geography K-6.
Best practice teaching and learning in Civics and Citizenship K-6.
Best practice teaching and learning in Economics and Business K-6.
Best practice teaching and learning strategies using ICT in teaching Humanities and Social Sciences.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6800
TransitionStudents who have failed, or failed to complete EDUC6800 by the end of 2009 should enrol in EDUC6746 from 2010 onwards.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class examination
ProjectsDevelopment of an ICT resource such as movie maker or iMovie for teaching a civics and citizenship topic from the K-6 HSIE syllabus. 2000 words or equivalent
ProjectsDevelop units of work for teaching a topic from the K-6 HSIE syllabus. 2000 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 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6746