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EPS2009 Integrating the Humanities and Social Sciences Across the Curriculum

Short Description: Integrating the Humanities
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 September 2021

Requisites

Co-requisite: EDX2190

Synopsis

The aim of this course is to investigate how the Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) learning area connects with the other Australian Curriculum learning areas in the primary context. Pre-service educators in this course will develop a knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles that explain the implications for teaching and learning through an integrated approach. They will be immersed in learning about the General Capabilities, as a significant dimension of the Australian Curriculum. The integration of learning areas transpires when General Capabilities from the Australian Curriculum are embedded in learning and teaching to connect HaSS content to another learning area. To enable this strong connection, teachers identify links within the content descriptions from the various learning area curriculums and need to be judicious when selecting appropriate teaching strategies that bring the intended General Capabilities to the fore. When HaSS is integrated across the curriculum, learning is linked to real life contexts, is efficient in covering suitably the content of an increasingly crowded curriculum, and motivates students towards a natural way of learning. The outcome of the relationship between HaSS and the General Capabilities can be best described as supporting students to be successful learners, as well as developing ways of being, behaving and learning to live with others.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 19 September 2021