|Short Description:||Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or BEED or BPED
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
The aim of this course is to explore the framework of the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area in the Australian Curriculum. Pre-service educators in this course will develop an understanding of the sub-strands of Humanities and Social Sciences (History; Geography; Civics and Citizenship; and Economics and Business) through an interdisciplinary approach. The key ideas and concepts of the sub-strands are central to understanding the curriculum scope and sequence. They also provide the contexts through which the particular knowledge and understanding, and inquiry and skills are developed. Complementing this curriculum framework, the pedagogy, encompassing inquiry learning, questioning and reflecting, is a focus of this course, both in theory and in practice. Pre-service educators will embed the Cross-Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities, when designing from the Australian Curriculum, to integrate them into a teaching and learning sequence. HASS draws on learners' growing experience of community and the wider world.