Postgraduate major

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (7-10)

Combine your passion for HASS and high school teaching with this qualification to teach the leaders of tomorrow.

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MJ-HSED

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Part Time

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Overview

This major is designed for qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling in HASS.

You’ll learn the pedagogy/curriculum of HASS, including the principles and practices of teaching and learning HASS from years 7-10 in History, Civics, Geography, Economics and Business.

A key focus will be placed on teaching strategies, curriculum planning and the creation of learning resources and assessments.
You’ll develop resource portfolios on allocated topics of work which will include a variety of learning experiences that draw links to educational theories and practices.

You’ll also be able to take your knew-found knowledge and apply it in simulated lessons with our SimLab technology before reflecting on your experiences.

3 reasons to study Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences at Murdoch University

  • Practise what you learn with our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.
  • Our part-time, on-campus or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.

What you’ll learn

  • How to construct teaching resources, pedagogical strategies and lesson plans
  • Teaching and assessment strategies for a diverse range of students
  • Different theoretical approaches from curriculum and pedagogy that can be applied in practice
  • How to evaluate and plan for your own professional growth using reflective practice

Your future career

Upon completing this major you could forge a career teaching Humanities and Social Science to years 7-10 in the Western Australian school curriculum.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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