6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Howard Prosser (Berwick)
Ms Jennifer K Miles (Clayton)
Dr Marc Pruyn (Peninsula)
This unit develops students' understandings of the humanities and social sciences learning areas in the Victorian and Australian curriculum. Students explore how humanities, social sciences and social education are taught in various ways in primary schools, including through the subjects geography, history and civics and citizenship, and/or through theme-based or integrated learning that is the approach commonly chosen in primary schools. They also develop advanced knowledge and understanding of various theories and pedagogies involved in teaching these learning areas. They learn and develop the skills of lesson planning and implementation of curriculum, both through disciplinary and interdisciplinary integrated studies. Students explore and evaluate a range of research, teaching resources and educational providers that support the teaching of humanities and social education.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- understand and evaluate how the humanities and social sciences, and the broader social education curriculum is structured within the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Curriculum F-10
- develop expert knowledge and understanding of different theoretical and pedagogical approaches in the humanities and social education curriculum, including disciplinary, interdisciplinary and integrated approaches
- design and implement primary lessons and units of work using discipline-based or integrated approaches
- locate, evaluate and use a variety of appropriate teaching resources and educational providers that support the teaching of humanities and social sciences and social education in the primary years.
Essay (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Unit development task (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 24 hours per semester
- Additional requirements:
- independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester
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