EDUC6746

K-6 HSIE

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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.
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.

Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6800. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6800 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6746.
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Oral Presentation of ICT Resource
  • Written Assignment: Group Unit of Work
  • In Term Test: written exam
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Contact hours may be adjusted due to practicum placement requirements.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6746

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