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This unit commences in 2014
(B, G, W)
|Unit chair:||L Preston|
D Bateman (B), L Preston (G), B Walker-Gibbs (W)
ECS310, ELE501, EEO310, EEO210, ECS501
3 hours per week
This unit is the first of two Humanities, Societies & Environments(HSE) resources, curriculum development and teaching within a primary classroom, where learners and teachers are positioned as inquirers in the world. Building upon the discipline unit undertaken in the first year of studies (AIA105), this unit aims to increase student’s awareness of the diversity of peoples and groups who live in Australia, and the different ways in which world-views are developed. To this end, critical civics and citizenship understandings are constructed through experiences of Indigenous, Local, National, Asian, Global and Sustainability perspectives.
Assessment 1. Identifying resources for teaching and learning in HSE (Equivalent to 2,000 words) 50% - Students will collate an annotated resource folder of learning resources developed in response to learning in this unit. The resources will reflect theoretical and applied understandings of Indigenous, Local, National, Asian, Global and Sustainability perspectives within the primary classroom.
Assessment 2. Planning an inquiry sequence 50% - Students will plan an inquiry sequence which reflects key understandings of HSE, as developed within this unit. They will teach an aspect of an inquiry sequence and seek feedback from supervising teachers, peers and/or students. They will submit reflections on the effectiveness of pedagogical strategies, as well as relevance and accessibility of HSE content to the primary classroom context.
Hurdle requirement 10% - Students will undertake a short interview with a child between the ages of 6-10, to identify key aspects of their life-world connection, as well as to ascertain aspects of the child's worldview. They will draw upon this interview to demonstrate the relevance and potential for the use of specific resources for student learning (see Assessment 1).
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