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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

24 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Introduces students to the Key Learning Area of Human Society and Its Environment. The themes of change, interdependence, diversity, social justice, participatory citizenship, peace building, poverty and wealth, and sustainability are encountered. Students are expected to develop skills in critical thinking and using inquiry skills.

Unit content

  1. Global Interdependence
  2. Asia and 3 Tensions of Globalisation
  3. Global culture and youth culture: Divergence and convergence
  4. Corporate responsibility and the global economy
  5. Historical perspectives: 4 models of world history
  6. Terrorism
  7. Ecological Footprint
  8. Discrimination and Prejudice
  9. Global ethics and moral dilemmas
  10. Geography and critical thinking

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children consistent with the principles and critical issues raised in: - the ACARA National Curriculum - the NSW Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) K-6 Syllabus - the QSA Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) 1-9 Syllabus - the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - the NSW Department of Community Services Curriculum Framework for Children Services, - the Queensland Studies Authority Early Years Curriculum Guidelines - the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum - Te Whàriki
2 use a range of primary and secondary sources to conduct historical research into the connections between people's history, environment and culture (in particular local histories, and the history of Australia's Indigenous peoples)
3 critically examine roles, rights and responsibilities within social systems/structures, and how diverse and changing societal values interface with universal human rights
4 employ knowledge of local/global issues to design learning experiences for children 0-12 years that encourage informed, active citizenship at personal, local, national, and global levels.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children consistent with the principles and critical issues raised in: - the ACARA National Curriculum - the NSW Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) K-6 Syllabus - the QSA Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) 1-9 Syllabus - the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - the NSW Department of Community Services Curriculum Framework for Children Services, - the Queensland Studies Authority Early Years Curriculum Guidelines - the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum - Te Whàriki
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. use a range of primary and secondary sources to conduct historical research into the connections between people's history, environment and culture (in particular local histories, and the history of Australia's Indigenous peoples)
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. critically examine roles, rights and responsibilities within social systems/structures, and how diverse and changing societal values interface with universal human rights
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. employ knowledge of local/global issues to design learning experiences for children 0-12 years that encourage informed, active citizenship at personal, local, national, and global levels.
    • Not applicable

Prescribed texts

  • This text is also for EDU00412 HSIE II which students do in their 3rd year: Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014, Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, 5th edn, Cengage, Australia. ISBN: 9780170228367.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.