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EDUC4092

Specialist Studies in Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies

10 Units

This course explores 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 of the NSW School Certificate and Higher School Certificate, 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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. Discuss the role and value of studying Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce.
  2. Articulate the place of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, and Commerce within the NSW K-12 HSIE learning continuum.
  3. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies; and Stage 5 Commerce.
  4. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Economics, Business Studies, and Legal Studies,; and Stage 5 Commerce.
  5. 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. 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.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Integrated Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Minor Assignment = 1,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an evaluation of student work samples from a Stage 5 Commerce class. The student will be required to (a) assess and provide feedback on the work sample evaluated; and (b) design a series of three Commerce lessons for a different topic, but that address the students needs as determined by the evaluation exercise conducted for part A of the assignment.
  • Presentations - Individual - Minor Assignment = 1,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of a seminar presentation on either (a) current issues and trends related to the teaching of Stage 6 Economics, Stage 6 Business or Legal Studies, or Stage 5 Commerce in schools; (b) the overlapping concepts operating within Economics, Business Studies, and Commerce curricula; or (c) the contribution of Economics, Business Studies, and Commerce to civics and citizenship education.
  • Projects - Major Assignment = 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 Economics, Business or Legal Studies Curriculum. If qualifying in more than one area, the student should produce an equivalent assignment for each area of specialisation.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4092

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