Unit

School Of Education

Primary Human Society and its EnvironmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101582.3

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: PRIMARY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Grant Jones


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary), 1822 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars or 6019 Diploma in Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary). Students enrolled in the undergraduate courses 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 1822 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars or 6019 Diploma in Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must have successfully completed 160 credit points before enrolling in this unit.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. Human Society and Its Environment focuses on History, Geography and three cross-curriculum priority areas in: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia; and Sustainability. As a key learning area in the K-6 curriculum HSIE provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the subject matter, as well as proficiency in teaching inquiry learning approaches. In History, key concepts of changes in family history and local history are explored and Australia’s history and understanding Australia as a Nation are explored through the relationships between the individual and the state, and the values and mutual responsibilities, and obligations for civil, political and social participation in Australian society. In Geography, concepts that develop a sense of curiosity about environments, peoples, cultures and place, in both Australia and the world are a priority. The unit emphasises pedagogy and lesson design for high possibility classrooms that specifically address the literacy and technology general capabilities. The unit also focuses on inquiry, place and project based learning which engages diverse groups of learners, develops their understanding about local and global communities, and prepares them to become informed and active citizens who contribute to the quality of Australian society.


Courses
1651.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1691.2Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1781.1Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.2Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.3Master of Teaching (Primary)CURRENT
1782.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1782.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1081.1Education Studies (Primary)CURRENT
M1126.1Education Studies - Primary English Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1127.1Education Studies - Primary Mathematics Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1128.1Education Studies - Primary Science Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT




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