This unit of study will introduce preservice teachers to the curriculum and pedagogy required for effective teaching of Humanities with a focus on students in the primary years of schooling, The Victorian Curriculum and Australian Curriculum (ACARA) Foundation Level through to Level 6 will guide the work students do. This will be combined with an integrated approach using ACARA's Cross-Curriculum priorities to enhance Humanities education in primary school contexts, in inclusive ways. Doing this preservice teachers make authentic connections to the local environment to generate learning experiences that connect to real world experiences and then demonstrate ways educators communicate these experiences back to the stakeholders of education.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AEB4171

Prerequisites

ECE2001 - Practice in Partnership 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate and conceptualise the complexities of the Australian Curriculum domain of Humanities (ACARA): History (Foundation to Level 6) curriculum by creating teaching and learning approaches to concepts such as continuity and change, time as present, past and future in real world contexts; Formulate a range of teaching approaches for the content of geographical knowledge and understanding, geospatial skills and environmental issues, sustainability and societal changes; Generate a range of teaching approaches for the content of Civics and Citizenship (Foundation to Level 6) that views children as active citizens in their local communities; and formulate a range of teaching approaches for the content of Economics and Business, (Foundation to Level 6) that develop, questions and addresses an  
  2. Integrate the Cross-Curriculum Priorities into the Humanities curriculum as an interdisciplinary approach to professional mandates and Humanities curricula learning outcomes;  
  3. Investigate the most appropriate teaching and assessment strategies relevant to Humanities - History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business; and  
  4. Reflect upon inclusive teaching and learning principles that act in relation to Humanities education and professional teacher practice - History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Cross-Curriculum Priorities and Professional Standards.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Construct a sequential curriculum unit with assessment for the first two strands of the humanities curriculum. 20%
Report Construct a sequential curriculum unit with assessment for the final two strands of the humanities curriculum and the cross-curriculum priorities. 30%
Presentation Explain how preservice teachers devised the content for the curriculum unit, including teaching & learning strategies & assessment. 50%

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