Subject details

  • 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 in HASS: formative and summative
    • 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 vales 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
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences based on local, national and international research
  2. evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
  3. appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences teaching programs
  4. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences
  5. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - 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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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