Learning Area(EC): Society & Environment

Subject EDUC20044 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


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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.

Objectives: Information not available

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
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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