Courses & Units

Advanced Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences Education EMT640



Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.


This unit extends students' understanding of teaching and learning in Humanities and Social Sciences in the secondary school years, building on content from EMT540. The unit develops students’ pedagogical content knowledge for teaching the Civics and Citizenship and Business and Economics learning areas within the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences. Further emphasis will be given to the Australian Curriculum Cross-Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities as well as inquiry-based learning and teaching for conceptual understanding. Students will also learn about ICT for teaching and learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Unit name Advanced Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences Education
Unit code EMT640
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Bianca Coleman
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • design and evaluate lesson plans and sequences for secondary (years 7-10) and senior secondary (years 11-12) that are consistent with the Australian curriculum: humanities and social sciences.
  • create multimedia/ICT resource(s) that support secondary and senior secondary students understanding of concepts from the Australian curriculum: humanities and social sciences.
  • reflect on and evaluate the pedagogical and disciplinary knowledge required for teaching the Australian curriculum: humanities and social sciences in the secondary and senior secondary classroom.
  • use theoretical and professional literature, and apply academic language and APA referencing conventions to communicate ideas about teaching the Australian curriculum: humanities and social sciences in the secondary and senior secondary school.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070105 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentAssignment (50%)|Peer review (50%)
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