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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (7-10)


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Title Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (7-10)
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description The recent move to elevate Year 7 into high school curriculum means that a lot of
Primary teachers need an extra qualification to teach Humanities and Social
Sciences in high school. They need an understanding of the pedagogy/curriculum of
HASS. This course fulfils that need.
The Graduate Certificate in Education Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (7 -
10) is designed for qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling in this area.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Education (C1153)

English competence in accordance with Murdoch University graduate English language requirements.
Major Learning Outcomes 1. Apply Year 7-10 Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum content described by
the Western Australian School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA) in
constructing teaching resources, pedagogical strategies and lesson plans.
2. Employ a range of teaching and assessment strategies, that includes ways of
providing appropriate feedback that caters for student diversity.
3. Communicate a range of different theoretical approaches from curriculum and
pedagogy that can be applied in practice.
4. Critique a range of resources for ongoing professional learning in the Year 7-10
Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum context through unit, resource creation
and teaching experiences.
5. Evaluate and plan for own professional growth using reflective practice
Employment Prospects Secondary Teaching
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 12 credit points

Required Units - 12 credit points

EDN503 Teaching History and Civics (7-10) - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP2-internal

EDN504 Teaching Geography and Economics (7-10) - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS2-internal

EDN517 Learning: Multiple Perspectives, Policies and Practices - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

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