Intercultural Understanding in HSIE K-6 (EDUP2009)


This is the first of three units of study in the B.Ed (primary) teaching program focusing on Human Society and its Environment (HSIE K-6). HSIE is a Key Learning Area that provides opportunities for primary students to learn about cultural identity and cultural diversity. We will examine relevant policies that emphasise the need for K-12 teachers to engage their students in real life contexts beyond the classroom and explore how primary teachers find links and develop networks in the local community. This unit offers practical opportunities for primary teaching students to build knowledge and understanding of intercultural understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 11 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 11 wks


2000wd group task with individual component (50%) and 2000wd HSIE K-6 portfolio and reflection (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


66 credit points including EDUP2002 and EDUP2004 and EDUP2006 and EDUP2007

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.