Society and Environment Education

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Society and Environment Education, offered by Curtin University, provides an overview of how to develop teaching plans for this subject. The unit will include various approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, such as lesson planning and program development.

Through a combination of discussion forums, multimedia, and online assessments, students will gain insight into state and national curricula, learn how to integrate society and environment education with other subject areas, understand Australia in an Asia-Pacific context, and learn the teaching of geography and sustainable development.

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to identify and analyse the ideas and concepts of the society and environment education curriculum; analyse course documents and assess societal values and improved cultural literacy; and develop effective resources and instructional techniques.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed one of the following units:

  • Teachers Inquiring About the World

OR

  • Technology and Enterprise Education

Areas of study

In this Society and Environment Education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What is SOSE? State curricula and introduction to the national curriculum
  • Curriculum and values education
  • SOSE and inquiry learning
  • Integrating SOSE
  • Teaching history: the structure and content of the national curriculum
  • Australia in an Asia/Pacific context
  • Teaching Indigenous studies
  • Teaching citizenship and resources education
  • Teaching geography and sustainable development
  • Cultures education
  • SOSE and ICT
  • Unit evaluation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online course of Society and Environment Education is a vital step towards completing your Bachelor of Education (Primary). Graduates of this course will have the skills, knowledge and experience required to teach in primary schools.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Society and Environment Education from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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