Primary Humanities and Social Sciences Education
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- 10 Jul 2023
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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.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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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 Australias 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.
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- Abstract (20%)
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