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Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences Education EPR260


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 EPR260
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Louise Zarmati
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design effective teaching and learning activities and sequences for Primary and Early Years students using ACARA Humanities and Social Sciences and/or Early Years Learning Framework documents, and age-appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Evaluate relevant Humanities and Social Sciences resources to support learning activities and sequences for use in and out of the classroom.
  • Communicate Humanities and Social Sciences knowledge, skills and pedagogies to a range of audiences using appropriate written and oral forms.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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ESH102 or EDU102


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