EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society & Environment (8)

This subject prepares students to teach in the Key Learning Area of primary Human Society and Its Environment. The subject aims to give students an understanding of the rationale for teaching, the skills touse the relevant syllabus document and wider research, an understanding of the inquiry process and knowledge and understanding of practical approaches for teaching HSIE in the classroom.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMH419. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Faculty of Arts and Education

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate a rationale for teaching HSIE in primary classrooms
  • be able to demonstrate how to plan, structure and sequence learning programs
  • be able to design learning experiences in HSIE
  • be able to know the resources for HSIE
  • be able to connect HSIE learning to place
  • be able to integrate HSIE learning


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • teaching and learning HSIE in primary classrooms;
  • inquiry based learning experiences;
  • project based learning;
  • place based learning in HSIE;
  • assessment in HSIE;
  • the diverse HSIE classroom; and
  • reflective teaching in HSIE.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.