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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School 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).


This 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


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.