Course Title: Humanities and Global Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Humanities and Global Education

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2125

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

TCHE2205

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2205

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Kim Senior

Course Coordinator Phone: See blackboard for contact details

Course Coordinator Email: See blackboard for contact details


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to concepts and pedagogical approaches relevant to the teaching of Humanities in the primary school. You will engage with content that focuses on significant events in Australian History and a selection of significant people who have enacted change and shaped Australian culture. You will investigate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and deepen your understandings of Australia’s history and relationship with Asia. You will reflect on the nature of geography, sustainability studies, economics and civics and citizenship theory and the implications of these on global citizenship.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities:

  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and professional skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education
  • Professionally communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences, as producers and consumers of knowledge, about philosophical and pedagogical propositions, processes and outcomes
  • Engage with complex bodies of knowledge and multiple professional skills in order to contribute to your professional identity and career within contemporary contexts


At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following learning outcomes:

  • Articulate and interpret knowledge of societies, events, movements, histories and developments with an emphasis on Australian, Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander and Asian contexts
  • Design and deliver primary humanities curriculum materials that are informed by a variety of pedagogical approaches, theories and policies
  • Analyse and critically reflect on the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living in an ecologically and socially just world
  • Analyse issues using a range of perspectives related to the teaching of humanities and global studies


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is based on the principles of experiential and active learning as well as reflective practice. The interactive tutorials encourage active participation in specially designed learning experiences such as role plays, discussions, field trips, debates, research and the sharing of ideas. Your learning in this course will strengthen your historical and geographical content knowledge, understanding of Australian and Asian Cultures, Sustainability and build on your professional teacher knowledge.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the relevant program (undergraduate or postgraduate) capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, professional experience, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc