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Launceston, Cradle Coast


ESH360: Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences [HASS] will extend your understanding of disciplinary content and pedagogy beyond that which you learned in the introductory unit, ESH260. The Australian Curriculum learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences requires children from Prep to Year 6 to think about and respond to key historical, geographical, political, economic and societal issues, and how these different factors interrelate.

The focus of this unit is on deepening your understanding around engaging teaching and learning strategies to integrate Humanities and Social Sciences and make connections with the Australian Curriculum’s Cross-curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities (notably Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, and ICT). If you are an Early Childhood student you will address the relevant HASS-related aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework. Emphasis will be on developing discipline-specific skills, key organising concepts, and active teaching approaches.

Assessment tasks aim to broaden your knowledge of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and to develop your skills of critical thinking. You will also be encouraged to use technologies that will re-imagine how History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship can be taught both in and beyond the classroom.

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences Education
Unit code EPR360
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Peter Brett

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate HASS content, concepts, and skills with cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities for teaching, learning and assessment
  2. Critically evaluate a range of HASS topics, skills and pedagogical approaches, including the work of peers.
  3. Reflect upon working collaboratively with peers and demonstrate adaption of planning and thinking in the light of on-line involvement and feedback.
  4. Plan an assessment instrument that integrates HASS knowledge and skills with cross-curricular elements.
  5. Communicate with parents/carers, learners and academic audiences using professional and academic writing conventions and technologies.




EPR260 or ESH260



Task 1: Using blogs to communicate HASS with parents/carers, 2000 words total (50%)

Task 2: Design a HASS assessment task, 2000 words (50%)

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