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Copy of Home Economics senior subject selection
Transcript of Copy of Home Economics senior subject selection
commencing year 11 & 12
Senior Home Economics
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
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
Nutrition and Food
Assessment in home economics enables students to demonstrate achievement in the three dimensions of Knowledge and understanding, reasoning and communicating processes and practical performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Critical & creative thinking
Prepare & Present
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.
Performance and product
Higher order thinking