Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6492

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course explores and critically analyses current issues and trends in teaching and learning Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce; and the role and value of these areas of study in the NSW HSIE curriculum, and their place in the K-12 HSIE learning continuum. Students will explore lesson planning, programming, course and assessment requirements and strategies, technologies, and resources for teaching and learning these various Stage 4/5, and 6 HSIE curriculum domains. Particular attention will also be given to the overlapping concepts operating within these curricula, and their contribution to civics and citizenship education.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2020.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Interpret, analyse and discuss the role and value of studying Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce.

2. Articulate and critically analyse the place of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce within the NSW K-12 HSIE learning continuum.

3. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce.

4. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies,; and Stage 5 Commerce.

5. Interpret, analyse and discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce in schools.

6. Understand the overlapping concepts operating within Economics, Business Studies, and Commerce curricula.

7. Interpret, analyse and discuss the contribution of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce to civics and citizenship education.


Content

  • The role and value of studying Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • The place of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce within the NSW K-12 HSIE learning continuum.
  • Principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce in New South Wales schools.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and NSW School Certificate for Stage 5 Commerce.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce.
  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce in schools.
  • The overlapping concepts operating within Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce curricula.
  • The contribution of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce to civics and citizenship education.

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Project: Unit Plan, Assessment Task & Marking Rubric + Critical Reflection

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