This postgraduate unit will develop pre-service teachers' specialised knowledge for the professional practice of learning and teaching of Humanities and Social Sciences in the early childhood and primary years of education. This will be achieved through critical reflection and synthesis of current research literature with demands of the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework to support young children's learning of humanities and social sciences. Contemporary issues, such as globalisation and technological advancements and access issues, will be reviewed in the design and development of authentic learning experiences for early childhood and primary students. Pre-service teachers will also develop their ability to interpret and transmit skills, knowledge and ideas in humanities and social science in the context of this unit.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - MAKING HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COME ALIVE: EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY EDUCATION