EDUC5501 Integrated Studies: The Humanities and Social Sciences

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students analyse key features of the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area—a broad, interdisciplinary study which focuses on the interactions of individuals and communities with social and natural environments over time. The unit's emphasis is on understanding and developing effective teaching and learning practices (including enquiry and problem solving), competence in planning and implementing quality teaching and learning programs, selecting relevant resources, designing appropriate assessment tasks and implementing both disciplinary and integrated approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences education in early childhood and primary school settings. Students develop content knowledge of a range of Humanities and Social Science areas, including history, geography, civics and citizenship.
Students are able to (1) use relevant curriculum documents and resources to develop integrated learning programs with a focus on humanities and the social sciences; (2) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to embed literacy strategies within the learning area; (3) develop skills to evaluate, use and create resources for teaching and learning including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (4) demonstrate an understanding of a range of approaches to assessment relevant to the learning area; and (5) acquire a broad understanding of how to ensure the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives are evident when planning units of work in humanities and social sciences.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning; (2) planning an integrated unit of work; and (3) creation of a multimodal resource. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the lesson planning and planning an integrated unit of work components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gemma Scarparolo
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.