Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in the Australian Curriculum
    • Teaching through Critical Inquiry
    • Planning for HASS : lesson design
    • Planning for HASS: strategies and resourcing
    • Assessment strategies for HASS
    • How to integrate the HASS learning areas: history & historical inquiry
    • How to integrate the HASS learning areas: geography & geographical thinking
    • Developing language, literacy and numeracy in HASS
    • ICT and HASS
    • Cross-curricular priorities and HASS
    • Developing values and ethical understanding for active and informed citizenship
    • Developing values and ethical understanding for active and informed citizenship: planning
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

CUR-EDS102-Teaching in the Secondary School , or CUR-EDS163

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as EDS131 Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences.

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences teachers. The focus of the subject 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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  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-SED-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Education Secondary Education

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