Subject details

  • Topics
    • An overview of National and Local Year 11 and 12 HASS curriculum
    • Humanities and Social Sciences in Year 11 and 12
    • Planning: Developing Course Outlines
    • School-based assessment in HASS in Year 11 and 12
    • Grading and grade descriptions
    • Assessment: types and design
    • Assessment: rubric and marking key design
    • Recording and Reporting student achievement in Year 11 and 12 HASS
    • Putting it all together: developing programs of work for Years 11 and 12
    • Evaluating programs to cater for diverse learner needs
    • Making consistent and comparable judgements - Part A
    • Making consistent and comparable judgements - Part B
    • 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
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (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 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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