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Undergraduate | UNE-EDSS379 | 2023

Primary School Society and Environment Teaching

Course information for 2023 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 June 2023
  • 23 Oct 2023
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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the range of academic disciplines taught within the Humanities and Social Science contemporary primary school curriculum (GTSD 2.1.1);
    2. demonstrate knowledge of a range of research-based pedagogies supported by current curriculum requirements for the Humanities and Social Sciences, including values education and problem solving, for developing knowledge, understanding, skills and values outcomes (GTSD 1.2.1, 1.6.1, 3.1.1);
    3. design learning experiences, teaching and assessment strategies for authentic, integrated and differentiated learning in the humanities and social science disciplines that are consistent with current NSW state syllabus and ACARA curriculum documents (GTSD 1.5.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.2.1, 5.1.1);
    4. employ the literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills relevant to learning in the humanities learning areas including those mediated through ICT technologies (GTSD 2.5.1, 2.6.1); and
    5. locate, evaluate and use a variety of appropriate teaching resources and educational providers that support the teaching of humanities and social sciences in the primary years and develop an awareness of the safe, responsible and ethical use of such resources (GTSD 3.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.4.1).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees