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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1103

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
167281

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To develop a deep, conceptual and foundational content knowledge in geographical studies through exploring the content and skills of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. To develop the capacity to think geographically through geographical concepts and key content areas that underpin the geography curriculum. Inquiry and research skills will also be honed to support the teaching of engaging, critical and creative geography in the primary school setting.

Course content

Students will study units of work that will provide deep understanding of the child as a geographer through geographical thinking. They will also explore the major content areas and geographical processes pertinent to teaching children from birth to Year 7. To do this students will develop spatial and practical mapping skills, conduct fieldwork using inquiry methodology and interpret the achievement standards and quality task design.

Textbook(s)

Green, DM & Price, DA 2019, Making HaSS Come Alive: Early Years and Primary Education, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 3 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Practical 2000 words 40% n/a
Essay 2500 words 60% n/a
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Practical 2000 words 40% n/a
Essay 2500 words 60% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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