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This subject builds on the skills and knowledge developed in EDUC90373 Primary Humanities Education. This subject aims to explore how the Humanities curriculum can be designed to help students understand the world around them. Emphasis will be placed on effective teaching and learning practices in the Humanities, with a particular focus on inquiry, digital and design technologies, student agency, questioning, critical thinking, authentic problem solving and communication strategies. Teacher Candidates will apply their understanding of these processes in a critical inquiry-based project focusing on Geography, History, Economics and Business, and Civics and Citizenship. The development of an inquiry-based unit aims to encourage young learners to explore and clarify values and attitudes, and to develop relevant knowledge and skills to understand their world. Through the inquiry process, opportunities for active and informed citizenship for the 21st century will be explored.
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.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Humanities learning area in the Victorian Curriculum (Graduate Standards 2.1, 2.4)
- Demonstrate knowledge of Humanities and student-centered pedagogies.
- Enrich the teaching and learning of Humanities through the development of inquiry-based curriculum for primary students (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 5.1, 7.4)
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes they intend to teach in the Humanities (Graduate Standards 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1)
- Be able to identify the ways in which Humanities can be integrated across the curriculum in primary schools (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6)
- Begin to critically analyse their own and others’ values, attitudes and beliefs in relation to local and global issues (Graduate Standards 1.3, 2.4)
- Use a range of digital and design technologies and blended learning resources to cater for a diversity of needs and purposes (Graduate Standards 2.6, 3.4)
On completion of the subject, Teacher Candidates 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: 11 February 2021