Primary Humanities and Social Sciences Education
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Design effective teaching and learning activities for primary students (F-6) that are consistent with the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences
- Create learning resources, which may include ICT resources, which support primary students' understanding of content and skills from the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences
- Evaluate teaching resources and learning sequences based on an understanding of age- and subject-appropriate pedagogies
- Incorporate theoretical and professional literature to communicate ideas about teaching the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences in the primary school
- Why teach history?
- History as a discipline
- Historical concepts
- Australian Curriculum: HASS (History)
- Historical inquiry
- Historical knowledge and skills
- Cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities
- Using primary sources
- Texts, images and artefacts
- Teaching historical inquiry
- Aboriginal perspectives and pedagogies
- Cross-curriculum priority
- Aboriginal perspectives on the past
- Teaching with 8-ways Aboriginal pedagogy
- Why teach geography?
- Geography as a discipline
- Geographical concepts
- Australian Curriculum: HASS (Geography)
- Geographical inquiry
- Geographical thinking
- Geography fieldwork
- Place-based pedagogy
- Sustainability in HASS
- Civics and citizenship education
- Values education
- Teaching Asia literacy
- Becoming and being "Asia literate"
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject is designed to provide students with an understanding of the subject disciplines, history and geography, in the primary school. Students will learn about key aspects of historical and geographical knowledge and understanding and skills and how such knowledge can be transformed into classroom practice. Emphasis will be given to learning about and applying information, communication and technology (ICT) skills and to developing understanding of the importance of fieldwork in History and Geography. There will be a brief examination of two of the Australian Curriculum Cross-Curriculum perspectives, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures. Students will gain an understanding of how to adapt existing curriculum documents to specific teaching contexts. Students will design teaching and learning activities and experience a variety of teacher- and student-centred teaching and learning strategies, and the development of shared resources for history and geography teaching. Students will improve their research skills and knowledge of available teaching and learning resources and evaluate their age appropriateness for the classroom.
- Narrated PowerPoint, written plan and justification (40%)
- Lesson sequence (60%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.