The Society and Environment Department at Kinross College uses an eclectic range of teaching and learning strategies within an explicit teaching model to engage and challenge students.
The Australian Curriculum is dynamic in nature and allows students to acquire knowledge and skills relating to the past, present and explore future issues. Subjects taught include History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics. There is an emphasis on using technology in both the presentation of material in assisting the understanding of concepts and the engagement of students in lessons. Technology is commonly used by students when researching and in the presentation of their ideas e.g. movies, power-point presentations etc.
In Society and Environment we explicitly teach a number of skills including but not limited to:
– Interpreting data (graphs, tables, statistics)
– Analyzing sources (primary and secondary)
– Conducting research and referencing sources used
– Critically analyzing and comparing photos, drawings and art relating to concepts taught
– Developing questions to guide research and expand their thinking and creativity
Our philosophy is to engage students in their learning and foster higher order thinking skills. In Society and Environment students are encouraged to explore their world and discover how they fit into it.