Subject details

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

  1. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. analyse assessment data to provide feedback and inform learning and teaching in Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences
  3. examine robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences to educational stakeholders
  4. draw on contemporary research-based knowledge, evidence-based practices and understanding of Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. develop assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Topics

    • An overview of WACE
    • ATAR – Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Developing Course Outlines
    • School-based assessment in ATAR
    • Grading and grade descriptions
    • Designing Assessment Tasks
    • Recording and Reporting student achievement in ATAR subjects
    • Putting it all together: developing programs of work for Yrs 11&12
    • Evaluating program to cater for diverse learner needs
    • Making consistent and comparable judgements
  • 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

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDS131-Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: HASSedc

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach the Upper Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. The focus of the subject 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 subject examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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  • Case Study (50%)
  • Formative and Summative 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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