TEACHING PRIMARY HUMANITIES
Credit points: 15
This is a core subject for second year primary education students in which we provide students with the knowledge and skills to integrate history, geography, economics, business, civics and citizenship to plan, implement and assess engaging and challenging programs appropriate to primary students. The changing pedagogy of teaching Humanities is examined and evaluated. Practice in selecting areas for study and locating appropriate curriculum resources is included. Students examine contemporary issues that would be suitable for classroom exploration. ICT skills associated with accessing, processing and communicating in a blended learning environment are embedded within the course and utilised in activities and assessment tasks.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Ryan
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites EDU1PAL or co-ordinator's approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Thinking Globally: Global perspectives in the early years classroom||Recommended||Browett, J., Ashman, G., (2008)||CURRICULUM CORPORATION, CARLTON|
|Readings||Teaching Society and Environment 4th Ed.||Recommended||Gilbert & Hoepper (Eds.)(2011)||CENGAGE LEARNING, SOUTH MELBOURNE|
|Readings||Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School 3rd Ed||Prescribed||Reynolds, R.||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE, 2014|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Select and interpret appropriate resources for areas of study within a Humanities curriculum.
02. Offer a rationale for the teaching of Humanities at Primary school levels.
03. Create and present materials for teaching and learning within a professional development context.
04. Summarise and evaluate the presentation resources for pre-service colleaques.
05. Prepare and construct an inquiry-based unit of work for SOSE/Humanities.
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Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One enquiry-based unit of work on a Humanities theme (2,000-word equivalent)||50||05|
|one group presentation (2,000-word equivalent)||Oral group presentation and summary of resources (in tutorials)||50||01, 02, 03, 04|