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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Focuses on planning, implementing and evaluating strategies regarding the Stages 4, 5 and 6 Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) syllabi. An examination of teaching skills and development of values and perspectives, which are intrinsic to HSIE, will occur along with a focus on the professional requirements of the teachers.

Unit content

  1. Role of history, geography and related subjects in the broader school curriculum; contemporary perspectives and issues in the teaching of HSIE in secondary school.
  2. Relating syllabus requirements to various pedagogical models for teaching and learning (including the NSW Quality Teaching Framework) to another educational jurisdiction.
  3. Planning and sequencing lessons, and developing teaching and learning activities in a curriculum area not covered in the unit CS HSIE I. Students must select an area related to their undergraduate degree in either History, Geography or Society and Culture.
  4. Principles of assessment for learning; modes and strategies for assessing student achievement learning outcomes in HSIE; planning and devising assessment activities for speaking, listening, viewing and representing; fitting assessment activities into teaching and learning sequences.
  5. Planning and preparing for teaching and learning: (a) setting teaching and learning goals; (b) selecting and organising content; (c) selecting, developing and using materials and resources; (d) linking assessment to learning; (e) providing feedback to students; (f) monitoring students' progress and record keeping.
  6. Planning and preparing for practical classes, demonstrations and fieldwork.
  7. Strategies for teaching to meet the needs of a diversity of learners and cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous students, non-English speaking background students, and students with challenging behaviours.

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 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and curriculum of History (Ancient and Modern), Geography, Society and Culture, or a related syllabus from an educational jurisdiction other than NSW
2 Prepare detailed lesson plans relating to selected content and learning outcomes in one syllabus that reflect a well-developed ability to plan coherent lesson plans designed to address theoretical and practical elements of a syllabus and engage students
3 Develop a working knowledge of programming and designing units of work
4 Develop effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
5 Develop effective teaching and learning activities to integrate literacy and numeracy strategies into lessons
6 Identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies, and devise assessment for learning activities
7 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of syllabus key competencies and cross curriculum content (including Indigenous perspectives, teaching students from non-English speaking backgrounds, and ICT), and Quality Teaching principles

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

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and curriculum of History (Ancient and Modern), Geography, Society and Culture, or a related syllabus from an educational jurisdiction other than NSW
    • Not applicable
  2. Prepare detailed lesson plans relating to selected content and learning outcomes in one syllabus that reflect a well-developed ability to plan coherent lesson plans designed to address theoretical and practical elements of a syllabus and engage students
    • Not applicable
  3. Develop a working knowledge of programming and designing units of work
    • Not applicable
  4. Develop effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
    • Not applicable
  5. Develop effective teaching and learning activities to integrate literacy and numeracy strategies into lessons
    • Not applicable
  6. Identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies, and devise assessment for learning activities
    • Not applicable
  7. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of syllabus key competencies and cross curriculum content (including Indigenous perspectives, teaching students from non-English speaking backgrounds, and ICT), and Quality Teaching principles
    • Not applicable