UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5476 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum II

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides students with an overview of the humanities and social science curriculum in Western Australia. The curriculum documents in economics, geography, history, and politics and law are used as a basis for programming and lesson planning, focusing on the development of appropriate learning strategies, selection of resources and the development of assessment programs. A range of cross-curricular topics related to supporting effective literacy and numeracy development, differentiation and inclusive schooling and the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to support student learning are also explored.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in humanities and social sciences (HASS); (2) demonstrate knowledge of theories of teaching and the relationship between theories, policies and practice through a process of critical reflection; (3) show knowledge of the structure, content and legislation of courses of study in the HASS learning area; (4) demonstrate detailed knowledge of a specialist discipline; (5) plan and evaluate creative student-centred instruction for effective learning; (6) plan for literacy and numeracy learning; (7) critically evaluate and use a range of instructional resources (including educational technologies) to support and enhance learning; (8) demonstrate knowledge and use of assessment strategies and purposes for HASS subjects (including assessment of, and for, learning); (9) demonstrate an awareness of diverse student learning needs through planning of differentiated learning and selection of differentiated resources; (10) incorporate multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into lessons; (11) communicate effectively and professionally (in writing, orally and non-verbally) with peers, university staff and other professionals; (12) demonstrate high standards of professional conduct and ethical behaviour including self management, when engaging with peers, school and university staff and professionals; (13) reflect on personal and professional development and plan for ongoing learning as a member of a professional association; (14) work collaboratively with colleagues; (15) use research findings to improve practice; and (16) apply efficient research skills and use of ICT.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) video analysis; (2) programming task; and (3) professional participation and conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the video analysis, programming task, and professional participation and conduct components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Loretta Dolan
Unit rules
Prerequisites: EDUC5466 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum I (formerly EDUC5466/8466 Society and Environment Curriculum I); and enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Teaching
Advisable prior study: six units in one of the social science subjects taught in schools such as economics, geography, history, politics or law, and at least two units at Level 3
Contact hours total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours. Further information available in the unit outline.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5476/SEM-2/2017

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