TEACHING PRIMARY HUMANITIES

EDU2TPH

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the history, role, key debates and considerations of the Humanities and social sciences including; global citizenship education, cultural studies, history, geography, business and economics in primary school programs. They develop and demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and evaluate Humanities programs for primary education, with a focus on The Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Australian Curriculum frameworks. Students demonstrate and reflect on knowledge and appreciation of contemporary social, environmental, economic and cultural issues and of their roles as Humanities and citizenship educators within a complex and changing environment.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1CAD or EDU1PAL or EDU1ISE. Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Education Primary (EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM) or Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (EBTP) or Bachelor of Education (EVEDB, RBEDM); Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education (EBECB, EBECP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School 3rd EdPrescribedReynolds, R.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and critically reflect on the goals, objectives and futures of Humanities studies.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Appraise and compare relevant curricula and resources, including ICT, with local, State, national and global focuses.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop effective, challenging and inclusive Primary Humanities education teaching and learning sequences, incorporating inquiry/investigative, participant and cooperative pedagogical approaches.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate strategies for literacy and numeracy development to support student learning in the Humanities.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use curriculum assessment and reporting knowledge to design a range of targeted strategies to assess student learning in Primary Humanities.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Evaluate the effectiveness of Primary programs in Humanities and citizenship education and develop strategies to improve student learning.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Synthesise, articulate and justify your knowledge of and approaches to teaching Humanities and citizenship, the role of ongoing professional learning as a primary Humanities educator, and your role as an educator in this field.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation of a Humanities artefact (Approx 1000 words)20 02, 03
Reflective workbook (Approx 800-1000 words)20 01, 07
Inquiry-based lesson sequence (Approx 2500-3,000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and discussions within tutorials.60 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation of a Humanities artefact (Approx 1000 words)20 02, 03
Reflective workbook (Approx 800-1000 words)20 01, 07
Inquiry-based lesson sequence (Approx 2500-3,000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and discussions within tutorials.60 03, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Ryan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation of a Humanities artefact (Approx 1000 words)20 02, 03
Reflective workbook (Approx 800-1000 words)20 01, 07
Inquiry-based lesson sequence (Approx 2500-3,000 words)This assessment will be scaffolded through the use of online modules and discussions within tutorials.60 03, 04, 05, 06