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Copy of Home Economics senior subject selection

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Transcript of Copy of Home Economics senior subject selection

Subject choice for students
commencing year 11 & 12

Senior Home Economics
Theory
What is Home economics
Lets explore the subject!


Bringing theoretical knowledge and practical learning together to prepare students for a range of real-life everyday challenges related to individually and family wellbeing, both locally and globally.
Home Economics education promotes action in pursuit of individual and family wellbeing in the context of maintaining healthy and sustainable local and global communities.
Individuals, families and
communities


Students will:
Develop inquiry skills for the appropriate use of resources within living environments and communities.
Access information and investigate issues relating to how social, cultural, political, technological, ethical, economic and environmental points of view impact the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, including Indigenous communities, as they move through stages of the life cycle.
Textiles and fashion
Why students should study Home Economics.


Results in Authority subjects can count in the calculation of OPs and FPs, the most common selection devices used by the tertiary sector.

Career opportunities are available in community and education agencies such as health, families, housing, and community services as well as in industries related to design, fashion, food and textiles.
Resources the school offers
Student expectations
Nutrition and Food
Assessment
Assessment in home economics enables students to demonstrate achievement in the three dimensions of Knowledge and understanding, reasoning and communicating processes and practical performance.
Practical
Cooking
Sewing
Textiles
Fashion
Families
Food
Nutrition
Design
Creative
Critical
Wellbeing
Communities
Student Work
Student Work
A course of study in Home Economics will have between four and six units of work. Of these units, there are to be two substantial units of work undertaken, one in Year 11 and one in Year 12.
Key Concepts:
1. Individuals and families can take action that enhances the living environment, improves relationships, manages change and supports individual, family and community wellbeing.

2. Housing choices and the development of communities influence the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Key concepts:
1. Knowledge of nutrition and the use of food selection models or tools are necessary for the critiquing, designing and planning of dietary patterns.
2. Nutrition and food choices impact on wellbeing and sustainable food futures.
3. The use and development of a wide variety of practical skills is empowering for sustainable food choices.
Students will:
Acquire knowledge of nutrition relating to food choices and its significance to health and sustainability.
Develop inquiry skills through the effective use and evaluation of resources.
Access nutritional information to critique and to develop a variety of practical skills to prepare and present nutritionally balanced foods.
Investigate issues relating to how social, cultural, political, technological, ethical, economic and environmental points of view impact food choices and health.
Key Concepts:
1. Use of textiles is relative to their physical properties. Functional and aesthetic qualities can ensure optimum selection, use and care of fibres and fabrics.
2. The textile and fashion industry and consumers have rights and responsibilities.
3. A wide variety of practical skills, as well as the ability to solve problems, is necessary for developing viable, purposeful and innovative textile products.
Students will:
Acquire knowledge of textiles relating to clothing and/or fashion choices, use throughout the household, sustainability and cultural influences, including Indigenous influences.
Develop inquiry skills through the effective use and evaluation of resources for the provision of textiles.
Access information to discern, design and develop a variety of practical skills to construct textile products.
Investigate issues relating to how social, cultural, political, technological, ethical, economic and environmental points of view impact fashion industry practices, textile choices and wellbeing.
Theory
Practical
Wellbeing
Local
Global
Individuals
families
Diverse
ACARA
Sustainability
General Capabilities
Critical & creative thinking
Problem solving
Living environments
Communities
Wellbeing
Life Cycle
Relationships
Individual
Families
Housing
Development
Social
Cultural
Political
Technological
Ethical
Economic
Environmental
Nutrition
Food choices
Sustainability
Health
Practical skills
Evaluation
Critique
Prepare & Present
Ethical
Environmental
Economic
Designing
Planning
Textiles
Clothing
Fashion
Household
Sustainability
Cultural influences
Inquiry skills
Evaluation
Design
Practical skills
Construction
Wellbeing
Fibres
Fabrics
Consumers
Design Problems
Problem solving
Curriculum



Home Economics is a diverse subject and has the possibility to cover many areas.
The subject has many opportunities to address the cross curricular priorities from ACARA including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and Sustainability.
There are also many opportunities for the General capabilities to be incorporated especially critical and creative thinking.
Using an action oriented, empowerment approach enables students to build capacity for critical and creative thinking and problem solving.
The content bases upon which home economics education draws include clothing, consumerism, community services, design, families, fashion, food, food science, health, human development, living environments, management, nutrition, textiles and much more.
Highly Qualified & Enthusiastic teachers
Fully Equipped Kitchens with new appliances and equipment.
Food costs included in Fees.
Sewing rooms with Cutting tables and sewing Tables.
Sewing equipment, Sewing machines and Overlockers.
Some Equipment and fabrics included in fees.
Supervised written
Research
Performance and product
Inquiry Approach
Issues
Design Challenges
Practical
Theory
Critical
Creative
Higher order thinking
Skills
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