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012216 Social and Environmental Education 2

6cp; 3hpw, on campus, weekly, plus half-day field trip; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 012215 Social and Environmental Education 1 OR 029211 Social and Environmental Education
Anti-requisite(s): 028245 Social and Environmental Education 2



This subject develops students' understanding of social justice issues through a critical examination of the media. It extends students' knowledge of the civics component of the NSW K-6 human society and its environment syllabus and builds pedagogical skill in its implementation. In this subject students investigate current social issues as a means for exploring and understanding social justice matters. One aim of this subject is to enable students to interpret and respond to the media more critically and discerningly, with a view to helping their primary students do likewise. Investigation of social responses include the use of media, consumer power and political processes to effect change. This subject also focuses on a study of devices used by the media, and their role in persuading readers/listeners of certain points of view. At the completion of the subject, students are expected to have a well-developed understanding of the impact that the media have on public opinion, including the power of persuasion through advertising, as well as language bias in news and documentary reports. Students also deconstruct their own learning, and implications for the teaching of topics and content they choose in their own classrooms.

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Autumn session, City campus

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