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ED5971 - Humanities and Social Science Education for Primary Teachers

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary).

This subject develops the expert specialised cognitive and technical skills necessary to research, integrate and apply principles, policies and practices related to teaching and learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences in primary settings. The subject develops pre-service teachers' competence in planning, implementing and assessing humanities and social science inquiry units that position learners as active, and informed citizens through the use of evidence gathered from sources including assessment and through scholarly research. The subject builds a repertoire of strategies that promote critical and creative 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 collaborative pedagogical decision making and community engagement in the development of place-based programs in the humanities and social sciences within an ethical framework.

Learning Outcomes

  • expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences education which will enable teacher graduates to independently analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, data, problems, concepts and theories and apply such to professional practice and professional engagement to specific school communities and groups;
  • advanced knowledge and skills which demonstrate expert judgement, adaptability and problem solving in the development of place-based, collaborative, resources rich, intellectual challenging units and programs of inquiry learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills which explicitly and purposefully promote students' literacy, numeracy and critical thinking capabilities within inquiry learning contexts;
  • design, implement and evaluate curriculum, assessment and differentiated learning opportunities, with a view to enhanced learning outcomes for all students, including those from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds and with specific learning needs;
  • agentic dispositions that articulate a positive vision of Humanities and Social Science Education and that promote collaborative place-based programs that strengthen student, school and community partnerships.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Contact hours:
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars - Online workshops
  • 18 hours - Web-based supported learning
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (10%); unit plan overview - part a (40%); unit plan details - part b (35%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 36 hours - 18 hours on line tutorials. 18 hours other on-line activities.
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (10%); unit plan overview - part a (40%); unit plan details - part b (35%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 18 hours workshops/Seminars - Online workshops
      • 18 hours - Web-based supported learning
        Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (10%); unit plan overview - part a (40%); unit plan details - part b (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.