Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: HASSedc - 2018

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Unit summary

EDS131

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Report (50%)

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences teachers. The focus of the unit is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, resources, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences. Teaching and learning practices to support and challenge a diverse student cohort are explored.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. examine local, national and global research and evidence-based practices in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Secondary
  2. apply teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development in this major teaching area
  3. evaluate a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Humanities and Social Sciences Lower Secondary learning and teaching programs
  4. incorporate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to devise differentiated learning and teaching experiences that support and challenge all students in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Secondary
  5. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan learning and teaching experiences with demonstrated impact in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Secondary.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft office, video creation & editing software

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in the Australian Curriculum
2Teaching through Critical Inquiry
3Planning for HASS : lesson design
4Planning for HASS: strategies and resourcing
5Assessment in HASS: formative and summative
6How to integrate the HASS learning areas ¿ history & historical inquiry
7How to integrate the HASS learning areas ¿ geography & geographical thinking
8Developing language, literacy and numeracy in HASS
9ICT and HASS
10Cross-curricular priorities and HASS
11Developing values and ethical understanding for active and informed citizenship
12Developing values and ethical understanding for active and informed citizenship: planning
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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