The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC6746

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Trimester 3 - 2020
  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the underlying principles of the Humanities and Social Sciences area of the curriculum and be able to demonstrate that they can plan teaching and learning events to further these principles and practices;

2. Value and clarify the diversity of perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Asian and Sustainability perspectives;

3. Appreciate the role and value of Humanities and Social Sciences in the broader school curriculum;

4. Understand and use the NSW syllabus document in this area (incorporating the Australian Curriculum) to plan for learning and teaching in all aspects of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Content

Principles 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.


Requisite

This course replaces EDUC6800. If you have successfully completed EDUC6800 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Presentation: Oral and Electronic presentation of ICT resource - 50%

Written Assignment: Unit of Work - 50%


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks