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EPO701 - Primary Humanities

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit Chair:Ros Black
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E762, E764, E765

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E762, in 2020, must have passed 2 from EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR721

Students commencing prior to 2020 must have passed 2 from EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR701

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECS501

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and, 1 x 2-hour seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study including 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (recording provided) during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

Content

In this unit, we focus on the ways in which core aspects of the Humanities curriculum such as History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business can be taught in creative and integrated ways in the primary classroom. We also draw upon interdisciplinary perspectives to inform an approach to Humanities teaching and learning that develops young learners’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia, and Sustainability, as well as their ethical and/or intercultural capabilities.

 
 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate a depth of understanding of Humanities education and the ability to apply the primary Humanities curriculum

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Collect and evaluate a range of resources for the teaching of the primary Humanities curriculum

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Investigate key themes and associated issues within the Humanities curriculum and determine how these can be ethically addressed in a primary classroom

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 (Individual or Paired) - Curation of Humanities Resources Part A:

2500 words equivalent 50% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual or Paired) - Curation of Humanities Resources Part B: 2500 words equivalent 50% Week 11

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link EPO701
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.

Unit Fee Information

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