Learning Area(EC): Society & Environment

Subject 472-202 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Margaret Coady
Subject Overview:

This subject will explore key issues identified in SOSE CSFII levels 1-3 - issues related to society, the environment, children's understanding of these issues and the role of adults including teachers and parents and adult agencies in affecting children's understandings skills and values. Topics will include the structure and stratification of society, the diverse dimensions of society (including race, ethnicity, gender, culture and class), social and educational policy, the nature of childhood, the role of children in social and environmental change, relationships between groups, individuals and the environment and the impact of technological change on the physical, cultural and learning environments of young children.

Assessment: An assignment of 2000 words and a 2-hour written examination.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Studies of Society and Environment (Board of Studies, Curriculum and Standards Framework), Victoria, 2000 Teaching Studies of Society and Environment (C Marsh), (3rd edn), Prentice-Hall, 2001 Dimensions of Australian Society (B Graetz & I McAllister), (2nd edn), MacMillan, 1998
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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