Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School

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Author: Ruth Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190311360

Category: Humanities

Page: 350

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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of how to teach in the humanities and social sciences areas of the curriculum, with practical strategies and contemporary teaching techniques to take into the classroom. The fourth edition has been written and restructured to address the Australian Curriculum - Humanities and Social Sciences and covers all four strands of the subject: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. Cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander Histories and Cultures, Australian's engagement with Asia and Sustainability are incorporated throughout each chapter. Rich with activities, exercises and practical tasks to support learning and help apply theory to practice, Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School is also accompanied by a digital support package, to help pre-service teachers strengthen their subject knowledge and test theirown skills.

Teaching Humanities & Social Sciences

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Author: Rob Gilbert,Libby Tudball,Peter Brett

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170424162

Category: History

Page: 512

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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, 7e prepares teachers to develop and implement programs in the humanities and social sciences learning area from F-10. It successfully blends theory with practical approaches to provide a basis for teaching that is engaging, inquiry-based and relevant to students’ lives. Using Version 8.1 of the Australian Curriculum, the text discusses the new structure of the humanities and social sciences learning area. Chapters on history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business discuss the nature of these subjects and how to teach them to achieve the greatest benefit for students, both as sub-strands within the Year F-6/7 HASS subject and as distinct Year 7-10 subjects. Throughout, the book maintains its highly respected philosophical and practical orientation, including a commitment to deep learning in a context of critical inquiry. With the aid of this valuable text, teachers can assist primary, middle and secondary students to become active and informed citizens who contribute to a just, democratic and sustainable future.

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences

History, Geography, Economics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum with Student Resource Access 12 Months

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Author: Rob Gilbert,Brian Hoepper

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170369358

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: N.A

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"‘Teaching the Humanities and Social Sciences 6E’ prepares teachers to develop and implement programs in the humanities and social sciences learning area from F-10. It successfully blends theory with practical approaches to provide a basis for teaching that is engaging, inquiry-based and relevant to students’ lives."--Publisher's website.

Team-based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Group Work that Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement

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Author: Michael Sweet,Larry K. Michaelsen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579226108

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a unique, powerful, and proven form of small-group learning that is being increasingly adopted in higher education to achieve high levels of student engagement, critical thinking, and retention. TBL has been used successfully in both small and large classes, in computer-supported and online classes, in nearly every discipline, and in countries around the world. This book introduces the practical elements of TBL and how to apply them in the social sciences and humanities, paying particular attention to the specification of learning goals, which can be a unique challenge in our fields. The core of the book consists of examples of how TBL has been incorporated into the cultures of disciplines as varied as economics, education, literature, politics, psychology, and theatre. At a time of increasing course sizes, and emphasis on learning outcomes, TBL offers the means to meet such demands while helping students learn course content in deeper and more accessible ways than they have in the past.

Rethinking Teacher Education for the 21st Century

Trends, Challenges and New Directions

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Author: Wioleta Danilewicz,Alicja Korzeniecka-Bondar,Marta Kowalczuk-Walędziak,Gracienne Maria Louisa Veronica Lauwers

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847412574

Category: Education

Page: 402

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This book focuses on current trends, potential challenges and further developments of teacher education and professional development from a theoretical, empirical and practical point of view. It intends to provide valuable and fresh insights from research studies and examples of best practices from Europe and all over the world. The authors deal with the strengths and limitations of different models, strategies, approaches and policies related to teacher education and professional development in and for changing times (digitization, multiculturalism, pressure to perform).

Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

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Author: Patrick Blessinger,John M. Carfora

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784412368

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This volume is the second in the series covering the many issues and concepts of how inquiry-based learning (IBL) can be applied to arts, humanities and social sciences programs.

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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Author: Dr Claire Wagner,Dr Mark Garner,Ms Barbara Kawulich

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491862

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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How can excellence in the teaching of research methods be encouraged and ensured? This question has become increasingly important following the adoption of research methodology as a core part of many postgraduate and undergraduate courses. There has, however, been little discussion about the aims and methods of teaching the subject. In this volume; a number of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines employ their knowledge and experience towards the development of a 'pedagogical culture' in research methods. Their aim is to establish the extent of common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. Intended to provide both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field, the book will be of great interest to all those teaching research methods courses within social science disciplines.

Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools

Teaching for the Future

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Author: Neil Taylor,Frances Quinn,Chris Eames

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463000461

Category: Education

Page: 370

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Education for Sustainability is a key priority in today’s schools, as our society seeks to find a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that affect our future. As young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, so that they can learn to make informed decisions and take positive action for a sustainable world. Teachers are ideally placed to educate for sustainability issues, and indeed have a responsibility to do so. However, they often lack support and experience in this area, and constraints of current curriculum priorities can inhibit Education for Sustainability being taught effectively in many classrooms. Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future addresses this problem by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. The book provides a range of educational approaches and examples of activities to support teachers in addressing national requirements for teaching the major primary curriculum learning areas, while simultaneously educating for sustainability. This integrative approach to primary education can promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. This book is a valuable resource for all primary teachers who wish to make a real difference to educating children for the future.

Social Science Learning in Schools

Perspective and Challenges

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Author: Poonam Batra

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132105370

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Social Science Learning in Schools: Perspective and Challenges locates the teaching and learning of social science within the larger perspective and aims of education. It emphasizes the need to take the teaching of social science beyond the confines of contemporary ideological debates, into the realm of pedagogical theory. It presents critical perspectives on curriculum design, textbook development and social science pedagogy. Discussions on pedagogy are situated in analyses of Eklayva's social science textbooks which were in use for over 15 years in government schools in Madhya Pradesh. The book explores the integral role of the teacher, importance of textbooks, and methods of social science enquiry in school teaching-learning. It interrogates integrated approaches to social science education, and notions of nationalism and identity. The book will serve as a seminal social science text for Indian elementary teacher education programmes. University departments of education, research institutions, NGOs and development organisations working in education, literacy and child development will find it an invaluable elementary education resource.