Available in 2022
Course code

EDUC4991

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course explores current issues and trends in teaching and learning Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, Studies of Religion, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies 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 their speciality senior social science subjects. Particular attention will also be given to the overlapping concepts operating within these curricula.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4093. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4093 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4991.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss the role and value of studying the Senior Social Sciences; 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 Senior Social Science subjects.

3. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Senior Social Science.

4. Understand the overlapping concepts operating within Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, Studies of Religion, Geography, Economics, Business Studies & Legal Studies curricula.

5. Discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of the Senior Social Sciences in schools.


Content

  • The role and value of studying the social sciences 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 Senior Social Sciences in New South Wales schools.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Social Science subjects.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Social Science subjects.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Social Science subjects.
  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Senior Social Sciences in schools.
  • The overlapping concepts operating within Society & Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies curricula.

Requisite

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

To enrol in this course students also must be active in one of:

- B Teaching (Humanities) (Hons) [12368]

- B Education (Secondary) [40107]

- B Education (Secondary) (Hons) [40108]

- B Education (Secondary Stud) [40226]


Assumed knowledge

EDUC1101, EDUC2036, and/or EDUC2060


Assessment items

Project: Unit Planning Task 50%

Project: Research Related Tasks 50%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

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