Subject details

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

  1. evaluate key HASS content and concepts
  2. develop resources and implement pedagogical strategies suitable for school students to improve engagement and learning in the HASS area
  3. develop instruction and assessment for the HASS area with an emphasis on inquiry learning and curriculum integration
  4. appraise contested histories and develop strategies for including ATSI perspectives when teaching HASS.
    • 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
      • Standard Media
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Chat Rooms
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • 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

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.

  • Essay (25%)
  • Overview (25%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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