Introduction to understanding the SOSE curriculum

Sharp, Heather (2007) Introduction to understanding the SOSE curriculum. In: Education for healthy communities: possibilities through SOSE and HPE. Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 52-65. ISBN 978-0-7339-8962-9

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Whether through newspaper articles, government initiatives and reforms, special news broadcasts on television, advertisements or conversations by various members of the community, the issue of a 'healthy student body' is one that attracts wide attention. Depending on the context of the situation or school curriculum, the meaning given to what is meant by a 'healthy student body' will vary. As this section deals entirely with the curriculum Key Learning Area (KLA) of Society and its Environment (SOSE), for the purposes of this section, this term will be developed to mean the health of not the physical body, but the health of the community - the social body politic - displayed through qualities such as student displays of citizenship, participation, knowledge of processes involved in democratic societies, awareness of issues in society, ways to work with others and more of the features considered important in the successful study of SOSE. As will be considered throughout this section, effective teaching of SOSE is vital to avoid an impending 'civic literacy deficiency' (Burgh, 2004, p. 32).


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 4. Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher copyright restrictions. 4 print copies held in USQ Toowoomba Library, and 2 each at Springfield and Fraser Coast Libraries at call no. 372.86044 Edu.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 03:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship; social responsibility
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7306

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