Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary Years
Prepare yourself for teachinggeography, history, economics and business, and civics and citizenship. Explore inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and how to make relevant resources and technology choices.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- establish critical and reflective practice based on local, national and international research
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan for the delivery and evaluation of teaching and learning experiences that will impact on student learning in Primary HASS
- integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Primary HASS
- appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform HASS teaching programs
- research Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and explain ways in which they are incorporated into the HASS learning area.
- Introduction to the unit, Components of the HASS learning area in the Primary School context
- Planning for learning: Teaching Inquiry in the HASS classroom
- Unpacking the curriculum: History
- Unpacking the curriculum: Embedding Indigenous Perspective and Cross-Curriculum Priorities
- Unpacking the curriculum: Geography and sustainable development
- Unpacking the curriculum: Civics and Citizenship (including values in HASS)
- Unpacking the curriculum: Economics and Business
- Integrating Humanities and Social Sciences: Lesson planning, thinking and concept building
- Assessment in the Humanities – Formative and summative
- Approaches to Teaching HASS: Building Sustainable Communities. Developing Empathy
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This subject prepares pre-service teachers to teach Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in Primary schools through the areas of History, Geography, Economics and Business and Civics and Citizenship. It explores the history and development of the learning area, inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and integration of HASS in the primary school years.
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 (50%)
- Inquiry Project (50%)
Making Humanities and Social Sciences Come Alive: Early Years and Primary Education
Green, D. and Price, D.