EDSS468 - Connect Society and Environment

10 cp
Prerequisites:
Nil
Incompatible:
EDSS322 Studies of Society and Environment
Teaching Organisation: Nil

This unit will focus on development of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and skills related to teaching of humanities in primary and early childhood educational contexts. Particular focus will be given to appropriate and relevant curriculum documents/frameworks related to history, geography and civics and citizenship. Through this unit students will be given opportunities to enhance their capacity to make connections between and apply critical analysis to the various elements of society that contribute to an informed humanities curriculum, such as environments, time, change and continuity, culture, identity, and systems, resources and power. Emphasis is placed on particular strategies and techniques such as inquiry learning and the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support learning opportunities. Pre-service teachers will develop an enhanced knowledge and broad range of skills to plan, implement, assess and report on social science humanities learning and teaching in primary and early childhood settings as applicable. This will include an understanding of the importance of using knowledge of students to evaluate their learning and implementing appropriate adjustments to planning and teaching.