Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rosalyn Black


This unit introduces pre-service undergraduate students to the key theoretical and empirical concepts and understandings, and practical and successful applications of Social Education ('Social Studies'), in Prep to Year 10 classroom situations.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop appropriate strategies and techniques for teaching Social Education ('Social Studies') in educational contexts ranging from Prep to Year 10
  2. analyse and critique current curriculum documents into classroom practice that will engage school students in active and inquiry-based learning, so they may participate in and understand their local communities, region and the world
  3. implement techniques and use a variety of resources, to develop school students' literacy and information and communication technology (ICT) skills the medium of social education
  4. devise, adapt, interpret and use courses, units and varied learning resources to enhance classroom practices and student learning
  5. make connections between Social Studies, multicultural education and diversity education in the study, application and promotion of social justice and equity
  6. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary trends in social education in Victoria, Australia and internationally
  7. reflect critically on the development of students' own learning and teaching skills.


Choosing and using resources in Social Education (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Designing a unit of work in Social Education (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study