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Semester 2 (Extended)
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This subject builds on SOSE 1 by extending Teacher Candidates’ understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the Humanities. In particular, Teacher Candidates will be supported in extending their repertoire of teaching strategies, particularly those that cater for a diversity of learning needs and support the engagement of all learners. Teacher Candidates will therefore design and implement learning activities that support students in developing and applying key concepts and skills within the Humanities, including those in the senior secondary years. The principles and practices of Civics and Citizenship Education and Human Rights Education will be developed and applied throughout the semester, with a particular emphasis on the contribution that intercultural understanding can make to learning in the Humanities and an education for democratic citizenship more broadly.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Critically evaluate 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 Standards 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6)
- Further develop an understanding of 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 Standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3 3.2, 3.3, 3.6)
- Understand and apply principles and practices that inform the establishment of learning goals in the Humanities that provide achievable challenges for students (Graduate Standards 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6)
- Select and evaluate strategies to differentiate teaching in the Humanities to meet specific needs of students drawing on digital technologies and literacy and numeracy and understandings in order to engage and empower students in their learning (Graduate Standard 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4)
- Critically 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 and evaluate assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning in the Humanities (Graduate Standard 3.4, 3.6 & 5.1)
MTeach graduates 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: 9 October 2020