Course Title: Humanities, Language and Culture

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Humanities, Language and Culture

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

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

TCHE2665

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Michael Crowhurst

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6625

Course Coordinator Email: michael.crowhurst@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to the knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies for Humanities and Languages teaching in the primary school. You will examine the processes and systems that have shaped different societies and cultures, including languages, and will learn how to use design thinking in your practice. You will also use data on one student and differentiate a lesson to cater for this student’s learning needs and reflect on your learning in a report.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this program you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner-focused, evidence-based teaching.
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.
  • Communicate and engage professionally and ethically with students, colleagues, parents, carers and education stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 Course Learning Outcomes
AITSL Standards
 1  Articulate and interpret knowledge of societies, events, movements, histories and developments with an emphasis on Australian and Asian contexts  2.1
 2 Design and deliver primary humanities and languages curriculum materials that are informed by a variety of pedagogical approaches, theories and curriculum statements 2.2, 3.3, 3.4
 3 Analyse and critically reflect on 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   2.1 3.3
 4  Develop and apply a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning about languages, cultures and humanities   2.6, 3.4
 5  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities  1.5
 6  Evaluate student learning and improve teaching practice through interpretation of student assessment data related to the humanities and language curriculum areas. 5.3, 5.4




Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Suggested readings from current educational literature will be provided on the course website and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Education Library Guides The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. There are three assessment tasks:

 Title, Words, Weighting  Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes  Assessment of AITSL Standards
 Assessment Task 1: Annotated bibliography (Individual task) 40% equivalent 1800 words   1, 2, 3, 4   2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 3.4
 Assessment Task 2: Professional Feedback (Group task) 20% equivalent 400 words equivalent  5, 6  1.5, 6.3
 Assessment Task 3: Developing a Humanities or Language and Culture teaching resource (Individual task) 40% - 1800 words equivalent  2,4,5 1.5, 2.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4


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 Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment