2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Final year of offer 2020
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week1 x 1-hour self-directed engagement with cloud seminar resources
Online independent and collaborative learning the equivalent of 3-hours per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
Final offering T2 2020, students to instead take EHI702 (see student central for further advice).
This unit is designed to equip students to effectively and competently teach Humanities education at the senior secondary/post compulsory level. The national/VCE studies are History, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy and International Politics. This unit will examine the structure of national senior secondary /VCE/post compulsory curriculum through a focus on the content and approaches outlined in each of the studies. The areas covered include teaching at post compulsory level, teaching strategies, curriculum design, assessment practices and requirements and regulations of teaching Humanities at the senior secondary level. Students will be expected to design teaching to embed higher order skills of critical thinking, problem solving, evaluation, synthesis and understanding specific discipline based skills and pedagogies. Students are expected to work with assessment tasks, SACs and back mapping to show competencies in assessment.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Develop a broad and coherent understanding of effective pedagogical approaches, contemporary theories of teaching and assessment and how these relate to the Humanities at VCE and post-compulsory levels
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Consider contemporary pedagogical models to make judgments about the appropriateness of teaching, learning and assessment strategies
Select and use a range of digital resources and tools to support students in locating, analysing, evaluating and processing information
GLO3: Digital literacy
Use cognitive, creative and technical skills to develop effective pedagogies and assessment tasks which scaffold students' conceptual understanding and critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and reflect on individual development as a Humanities teacher
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
1600 words or equivalent
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ECS472 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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