Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.
Teaching Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences (EDN477)
|School||School of Education|
|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) learning area in Western Australian senior secondary schools (Years 11-12). Particular attention is given to the construction of HASS curricula within the context of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and the Australian Curriculum (AC). 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||Lecture: 1 hour per week; Workshops: 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 (20%); Applied Teaching Lesson using ICT and CCP (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures) (20%); Five week program of study for HASS Yr 11 or 12 (30%);Exam(30%).|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of EDN410 Professional Experience BEd Secondary OR EDN340 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary; and successful completion of EDN377 Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences.|
|Previously||2015: 'Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum B (Secondary 11 - 12)'|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Appears in these Co-Majors||Humanities and Social Sciences Minor Teaching Area
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Mrs Zoe Court
P/T Teaching Casual
Mrs Zoe Court
P/T Teaching Casual