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Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the humanities
  2. implement strategies and develop resources suitable for school students to improve engagement and learning about the humanities
  3. plan instruction based on an inquiry approach to learning
  4. appraise the importance of values and civics within the humanities.
    • Introduction to HASS
    • HASS and Inquiry learning
    • Learning by design
    • Civics and Citizenship Y3-7
    • AC: History F-6/7
    • Teaching history in PS
    • AC: Geography F-6/7
    • Assessment in HASS
    • ICT in a HASS program
    • Peer review of A2
    • AC: Economics and Business
    • Global Education
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

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

CUR-EDC171-Teachers Inquiring About the World , or CUR-EDC175-Educators Inquiring About the World


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP315 Society and Environment Education as they are considered equivalents.

Special requirements

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This subject will explore the key content and teaching strategies of the humanities. This will include an investigation of the Australian Curriculum learning areas of History and Geography, Economics and Business, and Civics and Citizenship for the primary school years. It will examine approaches to teaching, learning and assessment suited to the humanities, and how this subject integrates with other learning areas.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Report (40%)
  • Lesson Plans (60%)

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