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ED3090 - Humanities and Social Science Education for Early Childhood

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

External offering available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

This subject addresses principles and practices related to teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences in early childhood settings for children from birth to 8 years 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 young learners as active and informed citizens. The subject builds a repertoire of strategies that support the development of strong personal identities connected to families, communities and the wider world. Particular attention will be given to developments in the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian curriculum, including the cross-curriculum priorities of Indigenous perspectives, Asian perspectives and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • employ strategies which explicitly and purposefully promote students' literacy, numeracy and critical thinking capabilities within inquiry learning contexts;
  • demonstrate understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level;
  • demonstrate the importance of the humanities and social sciences as a learning area in promoting young learners as active and informed citizens with strong identities in changing communities and world;
  • apply understandings of curriculum, play based and 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 in early childhood.
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: 6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED3001 ED3101

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Snowy Evans.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours - workshops
Assessment: online test (45 minutes) (15%); part a: unit plan (40%); presentation (10%); part b: unit plan (partly invigilated as assignment includes a resource presentation) (35%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours - workshops
Assessment: online test (45 minutes) (15%); part a: unit plan (40%); presentation (10%); part b: unit plan (partly invigilated as assignment includes a resource presentation) (35%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Snowy Evans, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentation (10%); online test (45 minutes) (15%); part a: unit plan (40%); 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.