GIA101

NCEA Level 1 Global Inquiry and Action 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Lorenzen

Global Action and Inquiry

In this course students are able to inquire into their choice of global issues currently impacting society both locally and globally. They will work in groups to  formulate and participate in social actions around these issues. Students will then review their actions and the actions of others with a view to next steps they might undertake. This is an action and activity based course with written assessment based on involvement.

Course Overview

Term 1
Select global issues and research the impacts of these on people and society. Decide on a social action that would address an issue that has been researched.
Standard 1.1 Cultural understanding (External)
Describe how cultures change in terms of the change involved, the groups involved, points of view about the changes and use of relevant social studies concepts.
Standard 1.2 Conduct a social inquiry (Internal)
Inquiry into how individuals, groups, and institutions work to promote humans rights and social justice
Understanding of how cultures adapt and change and the consequences for society
Students must develop a framework for an inquiry, carry out the inquiry and reflect on the opinions and beliefs of individuals/ groups /society(s)

Term 2
Students plan and undertake social action in relation to the identified global issues researched and the impacts of these on people and society.
Standard 1.4 Report on personal involvement in social justice and human rights action (Internal)
Establish an issue and carry out a social action which promotes social justice and human rights. Give an account of personal involvement in this action and report on the success or otherwise of this action. Evaluate effectiveness of the action and reflect personally on the outcome.

Term 3
Students review the actions taken and consider alternative actions with a view to better outcomes for people in society in regards to the global issues identified.
Standard 1.5 Describe a social justice and human rights action (Internal)
Examine other people's involvement in a social action - including the issues informing the action, the reasons for the action and the consequences of the action.

Term 4
Standard 1.3 Describe consequences of cultural change(s)(External)
Describe cultural changes and the consequences of these changes in relation to individuals and groups within society. Understand and be able to communicate a variety of perspectives on cultural and social changes as well as people's viewpoints on those consequences.
Be able to explain shifts in attitudes and practices because of cultural change(s); as well as how those shifts are important to those involved

Assessment Information

Students will be offered 20 credits in the course. 5 Standards worth 4 Credits each in a 20 credit bundle. Assessment will be a mixture of written, oral and action records. Students will have some choice in the assessment method.

Pathway

Leads to Social Sciences and Humanities at University. Social work. Market and Social research.
Service and community leadership.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91039 v3
NZQA Info
Social Studies 1.1 - Describe how cultures change

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91040 v3
NZQA Info
Social Studies 1.2 - Conduct a social inquiry

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91041 v3
NZQA Info
Social Studies 1.3 - Describe consequences of cultural change(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91042 v3
NZQA Info
Social Studies 1.4 - Report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91043 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 1.5 - Describe a social justice and human rights action

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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