EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment (8)


This subject provides students with the professional knowledge and pedagogical practices that will enable them to be a teacher of secondary Human Society and its Environment. In this subject, students engage with conceptualisations of the HSIE curriculum teaching area and examine how these are represented in mandated curriculum documents. This subject examines the wide-ranging nature of HSIE curriculum content, with particular attention given to History and Geography and an understanding of the teaching strategies appropriate to the design, implementation and assessment of high quality HSIE curriculum teaching and learning programs that cater for the needs of diverse learners.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMH441
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to connect the knowledge base of HSIE with teaching and learning
  • be able to understand the pedagogical practices of HSIE
  • be able to demonstrate design and planning skills in HSIE
  • be able to understand the nature of HSIE across the curriculum
  • be able to understand current issues in the HSIE key learning area (Stages 4 & 5).


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • History and Geography 7-10
  • History and Geography-Knowledge and Understandings
  • History and Geography- Attitudes and Skills
  • Future Directions in the Australian Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Develop a Unit of Learning
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Resourcing
  • The Senior School Curriculum


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.