Subject Details - Stage 1 Community Studies A

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SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits10 credits
Curriculum AreaCross Disciplinary Studies
Subject Length1 semester
Contact PersonDr. Alexandra Holeva
DescriptionCommunity Studies offers students the opportunity to learn in a community context and to interact with teachers, peers, and community members beyond the school environment. Students decide the focus of their community activity, which begins from a point of personal interest, skill, or knowledge. By setting challenging and achievable goals in a community activity, students enhance their skills and understandings in a guided and supported learning program. They develop their capability to work independently and to apply their skills and knowledge in practical ways in their community. The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and citizenship.
AssessmentAssessment is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning by completing their contract of work through the following assessment types: contract of work, folio, community activity and reflection.
Relationship To Further StudyThis subject will prepare students for Stage 2 Community Studies.
PrerequisitesTo complete this course successfully students need to be prepared to be involved in the community (the school community or wider community). Students need to have reasonable organisational and time management skills.
Special ConditionsStudents need to negotiate with the teacher a project based on a focus area that involves both research and practical work. Students have the opportunity to work as individuals, in a pair or as part of a small team within their project.