Courses & Units

Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences Education ESH260

Launceston, Cradle Coast



ESH260 will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach the new learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to children in the Early Childhood and Primary years. In Module 1 we examine the sub-strand of History and the research and pedagogies we can use to teach children to 'think historically'. In Module 2 we examine Geography and the processes of teaching geographical inquiry. We then briefly examine how they can be integrated with Civics and Citizenship and Global Education. Assessment tasks have been designed to be authentic and meaningful in order to provide you with practical resources you can use during your Professional Experience and early years of teaching. The overall aim of the unit is to achieve a balance between current theory and praxis that will give you the sound professional knowledge to teach Humanities and Social Sciences with confidence and enthusiasm


Unit name Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences Education
Unit code ESH260
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education

Dr Louise Zarmati

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: 1 hour Lecture (online) 2 hour face to face tutorials

Online students: Lectures, weekly activities and discussions


AT1: First contact history (500 words), History Mystery Box (300 words) Museum Learning Quest (800 words), Yarning Story (600 words) (50%); AT2: Geography Travel Story (500 words), Geography Backpack (800 words), Review of HASS resource (500 words) (50%)

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