Details for Curriculum Studies – Economics

The subject, building on CRS450 Curriculum Studies – Commerce, prepares pre-service teachers to teach effectively Economics in secondary schools from Years 11-12. This subject will expose pre-service teachers to the Australian Curriculum (Economics) 11-12 with the purpose of developing a lesson plan along with their own personal philosophy of Economics learning and teaching.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS502
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Economics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The subject, building on CRS450 Curriculum Studies – Commerce, prepares pre-service teachers to teach effectively Economics in secondary schools from Years 11-12. It is designed to advance knowledge in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for senior secondary school Economics students. It also aims to develop pre-service teachers’ understanding and skills in critically analysing and evaluating contemporary theory, concepts and issues in Economics as applied in the classroom, as well as assessment, examination, reporting and curriculum design and evaluation. This subject will expose pre-service teachers to the Australian Curriculum (Economics) 11-12 with the purpose of developing a lesson plan along with their own personal philosophy of Economics learning and teaching.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching Economics at Stage 6;
  2. Select and evaluate appropriate Economics learning and teaching resources;
  3. Develop an online activity linking the study of Economics in Years 11-12 with the wider goals of society and within an authentic worldview perspective;
  4. Design innovative learning and teaching procedures to engage and motivate students which respond to the diverse abilities and interests of all learners;
  5. Design learning and teaching activities consistent with the syllabus requirements, models of pedagogy (inquiry and direct instruction) and the principles and practices underpinning learning and teaching in Economics Years 11-12 Syllabus to produce learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners;
  6. Demonstrate a high capacity to draw on a range of teaching approaches, including the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), in ways that align with pedagogical intentions from a Christian perspective;
  7. Create lesson plans that fit within the Stage 6 program demonstrating concept development, skills development and deep knowledge and understanding.

Subject Content

  1. Introduce students to the role of economics at Micro level and economy as a whole; emphasising on topics like Unemployment, unequal distribution of income and wealth, fiscal policy(Federal government Budget), Monetary policy (Reserve Bank of Australia) and other detailed topics;
  2. Examine the effect of globalisation on the Australian and other economies of the world; in connection with business cycles, quality of life, inflation and deflation, trade, economic growth, external stability, protectionist policies, foreign investments, exchange rates,environmental sustainability;
  3. How the Economics curriculum year 11-12 provides the flexibility required to personalise learning and build on each student’s needs, strengths and abilities, and take in to account the different rates at which students develop. This approach will ensure that all students have the same opportunities, choices and future pathways in their education;
  4. Organise opportunities to connect and build on related economic content with the knowledge and skills that students develop in other learning areas such as: Civics, Humanities and Social Sciences, History, Geography, Citizenship, Health and Technologies;
  5. Applying different teaching strategies, suchlectures and interactive workshops, readings, assessment tasks, a series of in-class conference sessions, individual and collaborative peer teaching, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), group discussion and reflection on classroom and general teaching practice. Professional Experience is an integral part of this subject;
  6. Economics Curriculum years 11-12: Contemporary economic events and issues or case studies should also be used to provide a context for learning the knowledge and understanding and skills. Trainee Teachers are encouraged to deliver the curriculum in a way that promotes deep learning and promotes the Australian Curriculum and cross-curriculum priorities and link economics with a Christian perspective;
  7. Programming and planning: Literature-based, integrated, thematic, group, lesson, unit and programming templates;
  8. Integrate the current Australian and state curricula, assessment, diagnosis, reporting managing information and student records, databases with each economic lesson plan and unit and use different models of teaching Microeconomics approach like traditional methods, system dynamics, visual, empirical models, Simulations, static and dynamic models, explicit and implicit teaching and constructive style;
  9. Sociocultural factors in learning; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education contexts, ESL Learners, Multicultural Education Aide (MEA), Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, the 9 NHPA’s areas, Behavioural Management approaches, inquisitive environment and develop positive relationship with students;
  10. Work based skills and awareness: specific workplace skills, legal and statutory responsibilities, personal wellbeing and safety, safe workplace practices and work literacy; Professional liability, ethics, supervision and management; child protection government requirements, interagency roles, responsibilities.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Intensive
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Critical Reflection (30%)
  2. Case Study (30%)
  3. Assessing a Unit of Work (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references