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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers will further develop their knowledge and understandings of the HASS and Science curriculum, inquiry approaches and integration. The HASS and Science learning areas share a focus on the inquiry approaches and prompt children to think about the world around them, investigate and interrogate resources and investigate ways to protect people, planet, living things and resources. The geography and economics and business subjects from the HASS curriculum will be the focus of the HASS curriculum for integration. The four science understanding strands of the science curriculum will be incorporated with a focus on biological sciences and earth and space sciences. Pre-service teachers will connect theory to practice by planning a teaching and learning sequence that incorporates the inquiry approaches and curriculum integration. A further focus of the unit is on identifying opportunities to address elements of two of the general capabilities, critical and creative thinking, and personal and social capability, and cross-curriculum priorities to enhance teaching and richness of students' learning.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) use relevant curriculum documents and resources to develop a teaching and learning sequence that incorporates curriculum integration and inquiry approaches. ; (2) write a rationale describing the curriculum integration; (3) select, create and use resources to use in a teaching and learning sequence; (4) demonstrate a range of assessment strategies; and (5) plan an inquiry or action campaign that incorporates integration of HASS and science.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assessment 1: Planning document and (2) assessment 2: Scoping document. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.