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ECS471 - History and Humanities: Curriculum Study A

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D342, D344, D347, D389, E377, E360, E365 and E455 only)
Unit chair:R Buchanek

Students will be assessed according to the minimum requirements as described in the VIT Specialist Area Guidelines as stated in VIT specialist area guidelines. Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography Or Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography together with a Part in another area of study: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology.

Students are strongly encouraged to include at least two units of History in their undergraduate degree.

Incompatible with: ELE408
Contact hours: One hour lecture and two hours tutorial per week.


This unit aims to prepare students to teach confidently across subject areas of Geography, Civics and Citizenship, History, Economy, Philosophy and general Humanities offered in Years 7-10 in schools. The unit aims to develop in students: knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects; a range of engaging pedagogical approaches; design of teaching and learning sequences and tools for assessment drawn from research. This unit demonstrates and utilises a range of contemporary teaching and learning resources and technologies to illustrate both theoretical principles and practical strategies in Humanities.



Task 1: 50%: Individual History Teaching and Learning Report – students design an 80 minute lesson plan and assessment task with rubric. Students reflect upon their emerging professional knowledge as a History teacher.


Task 2: 50%: Group/Individual Presentation at Unit Conference – students work in teams to create a 20 minute presentation for the Unit Conference. Presentations communicate student interpretations of various elements of AusVELS curriculum and share resources and pedagogical ideas with their peers.

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