EDUC6360

Specialist Studies in Geography and Commerce 1

10 Units

In this course students will explore the role and value of Stage 4 and 5 HSIE courses – Geography and Commerce; lesson planning and programming for Geography/ Commerce in Stage 4/5; course and assessment requirements for Stage 4/5 Geography/Commerce; the literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce; key concepts, tools and inquiry skills within Geography/Commerce; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; links to civics and citizenship education; and strategies for teaching the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 – Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 – Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of Geography and Commerce education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Interpret, analyse and discuss current issues and trends in teaching Geography and Commerce.
  3. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 Geography and Commerce curricula.
  4. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce as an area of study.
  5. Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Geography and Commerce classroom.
  6. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce
  7. Interpret and apply key geographic and economic concepts and skills including geographic tools and inquiry skills.
  8. Interpret, analyse and discuss the role of Geography and Commerce in civics and citizenship education.
  9. Select and design appropriate strategies for teaching the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 - Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 - Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Geography, Commerce in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Geography and Commerce education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Geography and Commerce curricula.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Stage 4/5 Geography and Commerce.
  • The literacy and numeracy demands of Geography and Commerce as an area of study.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Geography and Commerce.
  • Processes of geographic and economic investigation including key concepts, tools and inquiry skills.   
  • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Geography and Commerce classroom.
  • The role of Geography and Commerce in civics and citizenship education.
  • Approaches for teaching the NSW Syllabus for the new Australian Curriculum in Geography: Stage 4 - Landscapes and Landforms, Water in the World, Place and Liveability, Interconnections; Stage 5 – Sustainable Biomes, Environmental Change and Management, Changing Places and Human Wellbeing.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Lesson Plans and Fieldwork
  • Project: Unit Plan, Assessment Task and Critical Analysis

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC63601
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