Inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom
Explore the key content and teaching strategies of the humanities for primary school students. Study history, geography, economics, business, and civics and citizenship, all centred around an inquiry approach to learning.
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- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate key HASS content and concepts
- develop resources and implement pedagogical strategies suitable for school students to improve engagement and learning in the HASS area
- develop instruction and assessment for the HASS area with an emphasis on inquiry learning and curriculum integration
- appraise the importance of values and civics in the curriculum
- appraise contested histories and develop strategies for including ATSI perspectives when teaching HASS
- What is HASS?
- Approaches to teaching HASS: Social justice and the democratic classroom
- Ways of Teaching: History
- Ways of Teaching: Exploring Indigenous history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
- Planning HASS: Integration and the HASS Curriculum
- Planning HASS: Inquiry learning
- Ways of Teaching: Geography
- Ways of Teaching: Civics and Citizenship
- Ways of Teaching: Economics and Business
- Ways of Teaching: Assessment in HASS, Incursions and excursions
- Approaches to teaching HASS: Building sustainable communities, developing empathy
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Web links
- Embedded Multimedia
- Chat Rooms
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP315 Society and Environment Education as they are considered equivalents.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Inquiry in the Humanities Classroom.
This subject introduces each of the HASS discipline areas and the pedagogy and theory – including inquiry learning and curriculum integration – which can assist students to develop teaching, learning and assessment strategies for HASS in the Primary classroom. Students will explore the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that enable children to become active and informed citizens as they connect with their local and global communities. Students will reflect on the role of the educator as a global citizen. Through the thematic of contested histories, they will explore how difference – cultural and otherwise – is valued and respected in the HASS classroom; and how that can empower children from diverse backgrounds, while laying the basis for sustainable communities.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Analytical Essay (50%)
- Inquiry Project (50%)
Making Humanities and Social Sciences Come Alive: Early Years and Primary Education
Green, D. and Price, D.
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