Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences - 2017

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Unit summary

MTS513

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report (50%)

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach the Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. The focus of the unit is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences. The unit examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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

  1. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and 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
1An overview of National and Local Year 11 and 12 HASS curriculum
2Humanities and Social Sciences in Year 11 and 12
3Planning: Developing Course Outlines
4School-based assessment in HASS in Year 11 and 12
5Grading and grade descriptions
6Assessment: types and design
7Assessment: rubric and marking key design
8Recording and Reporting student achievement in Year 11 and 12 HASS
9Putting it all together: developing programs of work for Years 11 and 12
10Evaluating programs to cater for diverse learner needs
11Making consistent and comparable judgements - Part A
12Making consistent and comparable judgements - Part B
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 a core requirement 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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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