Course Title: Geography in a Global Context

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Geography in a Global Context

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2450

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Summer2017,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2506

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2450

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (INT3)

Course Coordinator: Eloise Thomson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6656

Course Coordinator Email: eloise.thomson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.02.08


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will build upon and develop your knowledge, concepts and skills as well as pedagogical approaches relevant to teaching of the Humanities. Specifically you will focus on the study of geography, which is the study of physical and human environments from a spatial perspective. You will also examine sustainability, education for sustainability and global citizenship perspectives.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Demonstrate and interpret discipline knowledge of key concepts of Geography
• Identify and apply appropriate curriculum materials and strategies to plan and teach relevant content within the discipline of Geography and perspectives in citizenship and sustainability
• Interpret and use relevant local, national and international policy documents and frameworks related to the teaching and learning of Humanities in primary schools
• Apply your developing Humanities teaching philosophy and plan for your ongoing professional learning within the discipline.
 


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

• Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
• Work with others in a range of roles and contexts demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice
• Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development
 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc