EDSS428 Connecting Society and Environment: Curriculum for Learning
This unit is concerned with examining the patterns of interaction amongst humanity in various socio-cultural, political and environmental settings throughout time. The focus is on preservice teachers as educators who will prepare society’s future adults to be critical thinkers functioning effectively within a rapidly changing society. Preservice teachers should be able to make connections between the various elements of society such as environments, time, change and continuity, culture, identity and systems, resources and power. Emphasis is placed on particular strategies and techniques such as inquiry learning and the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) both in the effective teaching of Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) and Humanities, and in daily living in accordance with the various state and territory curriculum documents.
Preservice teachers will be provided with a rationale for examining the nature, purpose and processes of social and education for sustainability (EfS) that better recognises the interconnection and interdependence of the social, economic and cultural with the natural environment.