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ED2196 - Humanities and Social Sciences for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP students. SP81 - SP86 available only to BEd ECE and Primary students.

This subject seeks to develop in students the critical faculties and teaching methods needed to support an ethically grounded, socially just and inquiry focused humanities pedagogy. This subject will support pre-service teacher competencies around critical pedagogy development, assessment design to support just and ethical ends and curriculum implementation tailored to exploring the role of history, geography and politics in everyday life, with a focus on local and national contexts. Particular attention will be paid to supporting the development of pedagogical skills and strategies that support pre-service teachers in their classrooms as they foster (a) a critical orientation to the world and; (b) inquiry based approaches to learning about the past, present and future.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate understanding of the humanities and social sciences as a learning area instrumental in scaffolding young learners capacity to be active and informed citizens with strong identities in changing communities;
  • demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and diverse knowledge systems, cultures and histories;
  • articulate an understanding of and justify the use of different pedagogical models, sources of knowledge, theoretical orientations and strategies to support primary HASS teaching and learning;
  • develop an understanding of curriculum and inquiry learning in the humanities and social sciences and assessment frameworks in order to begin planning intellectually challenging and worthwhile inquiries;
  • demonstrate awareness of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and how they support HASS.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Dilemma 1 - (25%) - Group
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (25%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This subject has been designed on the assumption that students: can effectively navigate through LearnJCU; are competent at planning at the level of lesson plans; have well developed research skills that will enable them to research topics within humanities and social science education
Prerequisites: 6CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours online collaboration sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

External, Study Period 85
Census Date 09-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours - Online Engagement
  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions - 1 hour per week scheduled collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.