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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (EDN377)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description This unit encourages students to develop a practical and critical understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curricula for Years 7 - 10 in Western Australian secondary schools. Particular attention is given to the construction of HASS curricula within the context of the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the various ways in which student learning outcomes may be developed, monitored and assessed.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate knowledge of students and how they learn within the HASS curriculum context.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant HASS content and how to organise it, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, literacy and numeracy strategies and the use of ICT.
3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and implement sequenced lessons using a variety of differentiated teaching strategies and resources that cater for student diversity.
4. Demonstrate understanding of a range of assessment strategies, ways of providing appropriate feedback, interpreting student data and reporting to students, parents and other stakeholders in the HASS curriculum context.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of resources available for ongoing professional learning in the HASS curriculum context.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the range of external professional and community representatives that can assist in planning and implementing effective teaching and learning in the HASS context.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; Workshops/tutorials: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences A range of learning experiences and readings are provided in this unit. Students are encouraged to critically and creatively respond to these experiences and readings and to reflect on the how those experiences and ideas might be used in secondary classrooms. It is intended that by the end of the unit students have a clear framework to understand curriculum and pedagogy in a changing educational context.
Assessment There are four pieces of assessment: a mind map and lesson plan (30%), planning for an assessment task (10%) designing a teaching and learning program (40%) and an exam (30%). Each task addresses key unit outcomes.
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN2101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching.
Notes EDN377: completion or near completion, of sufficient units in the Social Sciences or its equivalent and enrolment in EDN3101 School Experience: Secondary BEd for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).
Previously 2015: 'Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum A (Secondary 7 - 10)'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Co-Majors Humanities and Social Sciences Minor Teaching Area
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.


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Mrs Zoe Court
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