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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences Edition 6 : History, Geography, Economics &  Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum with Student Resource Access 12 Months - Brian Hoepper

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences Edition 6

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

Book with Other Items Published: 9th December 2016
ISBN: 9780170369350
Number Of Pages: 512

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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.

Using Version 8.1 of the Australian Curriculum, it discusses the new structure of the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area. Chapters on History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business discuss their nature 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.

New to the Edition

  • Updated to align with Version 8.1 of the Australian Curriculum to help prepare you for teaching.


  • Primary and secondary case studies extend students’ understanding of key concepts and show how they apply to real-world scenarios.


  • ‘Take this further’ icons signpost online activities that extend students’ understanding by directing them to additional print and online resources.


  • Encourages students to pause and work on developing their ‘Philosophy of teaching’ in this area at appropriate points in the text.


  • Chapter 18 has a fresh emphasis on how students can engage in sustainability projects in their schools and communities.


  • A revised Chapter 19 demonstrates how global education provides a valuable framework


  • A CourseMate Express website provides further information and tools for students including revision quizzes, ‘Take this further’ and video activities, and a tool to help you develop your philosophy of teaching for the humanities and social sciences.


About the Authors

Rob Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Queensland and an educational consultant with a special focus on curriculum development and change. A leader in research and development in social science education in Australia, he has published widely in this field as well as in curriculum development and in education for citizenship.

Dr Brian Hoepper has extensive experience as a tertiary educator, curriculum developer, author and professional development provider. He currently works in the broad field of social education with a particular focus on history.

Part 1: Context: The Humanities and Social Sciences in the Australian Curriculum

1. Humanities and social sciences in the Australian Curriculum

2. Our globalising world: The context for studying the Australian Curriculum

Part 2: Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences: Key Elements

3. Planning for critical inquiry

4. Planning for student learning

5. Assessment for student learning

6. Values, ethical understanding and controversial issues

7. Developing language and literacy

8. Using information and communication technologies

Part 3: Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences: Learning areas

9. History in the Australian Curriculum

10. Teaching historical inquiry

11. Geography in the Australian Curriculum

12. Teaching geographical thinking

13. Teaching Economics and Business

14. Teaching for active and informed citizenship

Part 4. Across the curriculum: Integration and priorities

15. Integrating the curriculum

16. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

17. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

18. Sustainability

19. Global education

ISBN: 9780170369350
ISBN-10: 0170369358
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 9th December 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.15
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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