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EDMT5534 - Human Society and its Environment K-6
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 4 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.083333333
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Catherine Smythe

Classes: 1x 1-hr lecture/wk and 1x 1-hr tutorial/wk

Assessment: 1x group plan and design of HSIE excursion and individual reflection (50%) and 1x individual research and elearning task (30%) and 1x professional development workshop and reflection (20%)

Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) is a vital Key Learning Area in the primary curriculum. The knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes inherent in HSIE K-6 provide opportunities for the primary learner to explore cultures and social systems and structures as well as the disciplines of history and geography. This unit of study, strongly aligned with the NSW Institute of Teachers Graduate Teacher Standards, provides an overview of the NSW Board of Studies HSIE K-6 syllabus documents, various policies and the new Australian curriculum: history. You will learn about the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of HSIE and consider research-based pedagogies for teaching HSIE in a primary classroom.
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