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EPO701 - Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:J Thompson

Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit develops an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching and learning in the Humanities and Civics and Citizenship. The unit begins with exploration of Humanities curriculum knowledge (Geography, History and Economics), and positions these learning domains within local curriculum documents which currently inform teacher planning in schools. Evolving from this disciplinary perspective, pre service teachers will draw upon content knowledge and ICT to investigate pedagogical approaches to planning for, and enacting learning that is inclusive of cultural and ethnic diversity within the primary setting. Students will establish a wide range of resources to promote Humanities learning, which is complex and interconnected. Pre-service teachers will undertake learning through on line forums, presentations.


Task 1 50% - (Equivalent to) 3000 words.

Small Group presentation/or units of work on Civics and Citizenship (select either History or Geography to be the main discipline). Presentation/unit should be accompanied by a peer assessment that uses criteria referencing. Individuals can use the criteria to reflect on/ assess whether they have achieved the learning aims. Criteria Assessment is submitted.


Presentation/unit of work involves using Web 2 technology to demonstrate Civics and Citizenship Learning.


Task 2-50% - (Equivalent to) 3000 words.


Cultures and Indigenous Education OR Teaching Controversial Issues (select one of the following History, Geography or Economics as the main discipline, it needs to be a different choice from Assignment One).

Presentation/unit of work should be accompanied with an assessment rubric, designed by the group/individual that allows for peer (whole class) assessment. Second presentation involves selecting a different Web 2 technology from Assignment One to demonstrate Civics and Citizenship Learning.

Prescribed texts

Marsh, C. & Hart, C. (2011). Teaching the Social Sciences and Humanities in an Australian Curriculum.  Australia: Pearson.

Unit Fee Information

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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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