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Learning Area SOSE 1 (EDUC90447)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90447
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to equip Teacher Candidates with the knowledge, skills and understandings to design and implement effective teaching strategies to support the learning of all students in the Humanities. The Humanities is directed by what it means to be human and therefore seeks capture the multitude of stories, artefacts and ideas through which we express our humanity. Teacher Candidates will be supported in assembling stories, artefacts and ideas to assist students in responding to what makes us human and what it means to be human. Teacher Candidates will draw upon research and theory to inform pedagogical and instructional strategies that promote learning across age and ability groups in the secondary years. Teacher Candidates will use an evidence-base to inform their planning of learning sequences along-with developing a range of teaching strategies and tools, including those that are enhanced through the use of ICT. The principles and practices for developing and sustaining inclusive learning communities that value the contributions of all students will be developed throughout the semester. The perspectives of diverse groups across time and space, particularly those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, will be incorporated through a range of teaching and learning activities.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:

  • Critically reflect on research into how students learn and understand the concepts, substance, structure and implications for effective teaching practice in the Humanities, including the creation of effective learning environments (Graduate Standard 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6)
  • Understand how to design lesson plans and learning sequences in the Humanities, using knowledge of student learning, curriculum, assessment, reporting as well as effective teaching resources (Graduate Standard 1.2, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6)
  • Understand how to set learning goals in the Humanities that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics (Graduate Standard 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6)
  • Select appropriate strategies to differentiate teaching in the Humanities to meet the needs of students, drawing on digital technologies, literacy, numeracy understandings in order to engage and empower students in their learning (Graduate Standard 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4)
  • Evaluate teaching programs to improve learning in the Humanities and to determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources (Graduate Standard 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 5.1)
  • Identify assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning in the Humanities (Graduate Standard 2.3, 3.4, 3.6, 5.1)

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship

Last updated: 3 April 2019