Pre-requisites

ED520.306 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy
ED521.306 Twenty-first Century Learning and Teaching
ED621.306 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit will explore social, cultural and Christian perspectives on the humanities disciplines including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and consider how the pre-service teachers’ own perspectives and understandings inform their teaching of the humanities. The unit will examine the complexities of the humanities disciplines, the key curriculum documents such as the Australian Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum, and the learning theories that underpin them.

Through this unit pre-service teachers will evaluate the opportunities that the humanities provide for children to understand themselves and their world. The unit will explore a wide range of applications of the humanities and pre-service teachers will develop strategies to integrate them in other curriculum areas.

Through this unit pre-service teachers will critically evaluate contemporary theories of how students’ develop mastery in knowledge and skills of the humanities disciplines. The unit will cover strategies for assessing, analysing and diagnosing students’ learning needs in these disciplines, and develop effective pedagogies, assessment and curriculum design in primary settings to enable students’ effective learning about, in and through the humanities disciplines, including the appropriate and relevant integration of ICT. The unit will cover the need for inclusive practices for all children and strategies to enable children from a range of diversities and contexts to succeed.

This unit will also focus on developing the pre-service teachers’ personal proficiencies in the humanities disciplines.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2018; Semester 1, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 1, 2021, and Semester 1, 2022

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.