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 enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding of curriculum for Humanities and make connections to local contexts. You will learn to understand, respect and respond to diverse perspectives on historical, geographical, economics and business, civics and citizenship content knowing that students’ diverse histories and cultures will impact their engagement with the content. A range of perspectives on various knowledge, events and concepts will be explored including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, knowledge and perspectives. A Christian perspective and response to content knowledge and its application will be integrated across the unit.

The unit covers learning theory and pedagogies appropriate to teaching Humanities, including a range of approaches such as inquiry learning, explicit instruction, discipline-based, theme-based and integrated curriculum, and making pedagogical decisions related to content being taught. In addition the unit covers the integration of informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies, and a range of highly effective teaching and communication strategies to respond to diverse learning needs and support students’ engagement and participation in Humanities. You will learn how to address literacy and numeracy learning relevant to Humanities including intentionally integrating skills and knowledge, such as reading, interpreting and creating texts in relevant genres, as well as the wide range of numeracy knowledge and skills relevant across the Humanities subjects. You will also develop understanding of and the ability to address each of the cross-curriculum priorities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Sustainability) and general capabilities (Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural, Personal and Social) within Humanities teaching and learning experiences.

The unit introduces you to a range of resources, including ICT, and external education providers relevant to Humanities learning, as well as strategies for evaluating their relevance, appropriateness, and value for enhancing and expanding students’ learning.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2023
Face to face: Semester 1, 2020; Semester 1, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 1, 2023, and Semester 1, 2024

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.