Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) is a vital Key Learning Area in the primary curriculum. The knowledge and understandings, skills and strategies, values and attitudes inherent in HSIE K-6 provide opportunities for young children to learn about themselves, their community, their nation and the world. Recent curriculum changes to HSIE K-6 are addressed in this unit of study where our focus will be on the newly developed NESA syllabuses for history K-6 and geography K-6. Drawing on current cognitive and sociocultural research, you will examine the implications of disciplinary approaches to teaching and learning and explore and develop a range of effective curriculum resources for teaching history and geography in the primary classroom.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks
2000wd portfolio assignment (50%) and 2000wd group task (50%).