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This subject focuses on the Primary Humanities domains of Geography, History, Economics and Business, and Civics and Citizenship. Teacher Candidates will be introduced to the Humanities as a broad, complex and dynamic field concerned with people as social beings who interact with one another and with natural and social environments through time and place. This subject references the Australian/ Victorian Curricula and Framework. This subject aims to explore how the Humanities curriculum can be designed to help students understand the world around them in local, national and global contexts. This includes learning about diversity, worldviews and democratic principles to enable students to participate in our world as informed citizens.
Teacher Candidates will consider how the Humanities can be linked with other curriculum areas and in contexts beyond the school classroom. They will explore the important role technologies play in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and supporting students to be regional and global citizens. Teacher Candidates will apply their understanding through inquiry-based curriculum design. Through the inquiry process, opportunities for active and informed citizenship will be explored. General capabilities will be addressed such as critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding, ethical understanding and personal and social responsibility.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of content and skills as mandated in the Humanities Victorian Curriculum.
- Select content and apply teaching strategies associated with the Humanities and inclusive student-centred pedagogies when planning, structuring, sequencing, assessing and evaluating learning programs.
- Enrich the teaching and learning of Humanities through the development differentiated of inquiry-based curriculum for all primary students.
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes they intend to teach in the Humanities.
- Use digital and design technologies and ICT resources when planning the Humanities curriculum.
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
- Creativity and innovation.
- Teamwork and professional collaboration.
- Learning to learn and metacognition.
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base.
- Linking theory and practice.
- Inquiry and research.
- Active and participatory citizenship.
- Ethical and intercultural understanding.
Last updated: 29 July 2022