Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC2746

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an overview of teaching and learning in Humanities and Social Sciences subjects in K-6 contexts. Students will explore the various NSW syllabus documents in the area incorporating the Australian Curriculum and the role and value of the Humanities and Social Sciences in promoting citizenship values and actions.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the underlying principles of the Humanities and Social Sciences area of the curriculum and be able to demonstrate that they can plan teaching and learning events to further these principles and practices;

2. Value and clarify the diversity of perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Asian and Sustainability perspectives;

3. Appreciate the role and value of Humanities and Social Sciences in the broader school curriculum;

4. Understand and use the NSW syllabus document in this area (incorporating the Australian Curriculum) to plan for learning and teaching in all aspects of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Content

  1. Principles and value of teaching and learning Humanities and Social Science.
  2. Understanding, implementing and critiquing current NSW based syllabus documents in this area.
  3. Discuss the role and value of Humanities and Social Science in the broader school curriculum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4)
  4. Best practice teaching and learning in History K-6.
  5. Best practice teaching and learning in Geography K-6.
  6. Best practice teaching and learning in Civics and Citizenship K-6.
  7. Best practice teaching and learning in Economics and Business K - 6
  8. Best practice teaching and learning strategies using ICT in teaching Humanities and Social Sciences.

Requisite

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

EDUC1048, EDUC1050, HIST1051


Assessment items

Project: Projects - ICT resource teaching an aspect of Humanities and Social Sciences - 50%

Written Assignment: Production of a Unit Plan - 50%


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.