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 availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Subject Relationships
Incompatable 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

The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.