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Unit of Study TCH10007 - Curriculum Specialisation: Human Society and its Environment I (2018)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Intermediate

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the history of the development of the HSIE Years 7-10 curriculum and the K-12 continuum of learning in HSIE and critically engage with a range of issues in teaching HSIE
2 demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and content of the HSIE Years 7-10 curriculum documents, and apply an understanding of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs and cultural backgrounds of learners
3 assess the appropriateness of resources, including ICT and prepare detailed, engaging, coherent and effective lesson plans and units of work that relate to selected content and learning outcomes and address theoretical and practical elements of a syllabus
4 demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on the NSW Quality Teaching Framework, and a range of other current pedagogical frameworks designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
5 design effective teaching and learning activities that engage students in active learning; integrate literacy and numeracy strategies; and apply the syllabus cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities
6 discuss strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, including assessment 'for' and 'of' learning, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes
7 demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

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

  1. discuss the history of the development of the HSIE Years 7-10 curriculum and the K-12 continuum of learning in HSIE and critically engage with a range of issues in teaching HSIE
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and content of the HSIE Years 7-10 curriculum documents, and apply an understanding of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs and cultural backgrounds of learners
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. assess the appropriateness of resources, including ICT and prepare detailed, engaging, coherent and effective lesson plans and units of work that relate to selected content and learning outcomes and address theoretical and practical elements of a syllabus
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on the NSW Quality Teaching Framework, and a range of other current pedagogical frameworks designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. design effective teaching and learning activities that engage students in active learning; integrate literacy and numeracy strategies; and apply the syllabus cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. discuss strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, including assessment 'for' and 'of' learning, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.