Teacher guide Human landscapes – inquiry-based learning through Sydney Metro – Stage 4

TLF ID M025444

This inquiry-based unit of work was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional learning program in inquiry-based learning for school teachers. The professional learning courses were part of a pilot partnership between the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro transport agency and Western Sydney University. Students explore the complex relationship between people and urban and natural landscapes, and the ways in which individuals and communities both shape and are shaped by their environments. Students question and problem-solve collaboratively in order to design a metro train station for Mosman. Students will investigate existing pieces of architecture that represent the community before working collaboratively together to prototype and present their design for a proposed metro station in Mosman.




Educational details

Educational value
  • The Year 7 Academic Enrichment program includes three hours a fortnight and is a separate to core curriculum subjects. The unit was run in the fourth term in two classes where students had already spent three terms developing their ability to research, problem solve, work collaboratively, reflect and provide peer review.
  • Mosman High School staff have been professionally developed in the process of visible learning as well as having received training in the process of GERRIC (Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre); therefore learning intentions, success criteria and differentiation according to novice, developing and expert level students are central to the teaching program.
Year level

7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.