TEACHING HUMANITIES

EDU2TH

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the history and role of the humanities, Australian and global citizenship education, social studies, social education and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) in school programs. They develop the ability to plan, implement and evaluate humanities and citizenship education programs, especially for primary education. Students develop knowledge and appreciation of Australian history, culture and society, particularly as they affect contemporary social issues and their role as humanities and citizenship educators.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences, History, Geography, Economics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum (5th ed.)RecommendedGilbert, R., & Hoepper, B. (Eds.) (2014)South Melbourne: Cengage
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School (3rd ed.)RecommendedReynolds, R. (2014)South Melbourne: Oxford University Press
ReadingsTeaching the Social Sciences and Humanities in the Australian Curriculum (6th ed.)RecommendedMarsh, C., & Hart, C. (Eds.) (2011)Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the goals and objectives of humanities, social education, social studies, citizenship education and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE).

Activities:
Weekly readings, lecture and tutorial participation, assessment tasks, learning opportunities, practicum placement.

02. Develop effective methods of teaching humanities education using inquiry/investigative, participant and cooperative approaches.

Activities:
Weekly readings, lecture and tutorial participation, assessment tasks, learning opportunities, practicum placement.

03. Evaluate effective humanities and citizenship education programs, designed to achieve objectives in knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and social participation.

Activities:
Weekly readings, lecture and tutorial participation, assessment tasks, learning opportunities, practicum placement.

04. Appraise and compare relevant curricula and resources in Australia and in other countries.

Activities:
Weekly readings, lecture and tutorial participation, assessment tasks, learning opportunities, practicum placement.

05. Synthesise your knowledge of approaches to teaching humanities and citizenship and your role as a teacher and subject co-ordinator in this field.

Activities:
Weekly readings, lecture and tutorial participation, assessment tasks, learning opportunities, practicum placement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Tutorial Presentation and SummaryGroup Task20 01, 02, 03, 04
Inquiry Development UnitIndividual Task50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Course Practicum RequirementsHurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle requirement.30 02, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Tutorial Presentation and SummaryGroup Task20 01, 02, 03, 04
Inquiry Development UnitIndividual Task50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Course Practicum RequirementsHurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle requirement.30 02, 05