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ED3190 - Humanities and Social Science Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available to RATEP students only -[36110 Majors BED-RA4, BED-RA3].

This subject addresses principles and practices related to teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences in primary settings with reference to relevant state and national curriculum frameworks. The subject develops pre-service teachers' competence in planning, implementing and assessing social inquiries which position learners as active and informed citizens. The subject builds a repertoire of strategies that promote higher-order thinking capabilities to enable learners to critically engage with evidence, and arrive at well-reasoned conclusions and sustainable courses of action. Particular attention will be given to developments in the Australian curriculum, including the cross-curriculum priorities of Indigenous perspectives, Asian perspectives and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the importance of the humanities and social sciences as a learning area in promoting students as active and informed citizens;
  • apply understandings of curriculum, inquiry learning in the humanities and social sciences and assessment frameworks in order to plan intellectually challenging and worthwhile inquiries;
  • apply theoretical orientations, sources of knowledge, and pedagogical and curriculum principles to learning in the humanities and social sciences;
  • employ strategies which explicitly and purposefully promote students' literacy, numeracy and critical thinking capabilities within inquiry learning contexts;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This subject has been designed on the assumption that students: can effectively nagivate 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: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED3001 ED3101 ED5221 ED5224

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Donna Goldie.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours - Workshops
Assessment: in-class exam (45 minutes) (15%); part a: unit plan (40%); presentation (10%); part b: unit plan (partly invigilated as assignment includes a resource presentation) (35%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours tutorials - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: in-class test (15%); presentation (10%); part a: unit plan (40%); part b: unit plan (partly invigilated as assignment includes a resource presentation) (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Snowy Evans.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours - workshops
Assessment: in-class exam (45 minutes) (15%); part a: unit plan (40%); presentation (10%); part b: unit plan (partly invigilated as assignment includes a resource presentation) (35%).

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.