Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will critically investigate the humanities as a broad, complex and dynamic field that incorporates history, geography and economics. Students will explore social and environmental issues that are relevant to enable primary school students to participate in the world as informed citizens in socially just and sustainable ways.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching History, Geography & SOSE in the Primary school. 2nd EditionPrescribedReynolds,R (2012)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS SOUTH MELBOURNE
ReadingsThinking Globally:Global perspectives in the Early Years classroomPrescribedBrowett;J and Ashman G (2008)CURRICULUM COORPORATION;CARLTON
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences:History,Geography, Economics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum 5th EditionRecommendedGilber,R; Hoepper,BCENGAGE LEARNING

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Two 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Four 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Collaborative Inquiry (3000-words equivalent)70
Oral presentation and directory entry - (1000-words equivalent)on educational venues and community resources30