Faculty of Education

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Associate Professor Elizabeth Tudball (Clayton); Ms Genevieve Hall (Online)



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Online)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)


This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF5177).


This unit builds on the understanding developed in EDF5177 Social education in the secondary years A, to further prepare students to become effective and knowledgeable social education teachers. Students develop the ability to critically explore different approaches to teaching social education in Years 7 to 12. The unit involves an examination of various strategies, resources, activities and forms of assessment for teaching different areas of the social education curriculum. Students also critically examine national curriculum documents and explore examples of international research on social education teaching and learning, to prepare them to be teachers in other global contexts.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary trends in, and approaches to, social education teaching in Australia and internationally
  2. identify, evaluate and use different resources for teaching social education
  3. effectively plan and teach social education lessons across different year levels and for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  4. develop units of work that meet the requirements of curriculum documents for Years 7 to 10 and the post-compulsory Years 11 and 12, in either Australian or other global curriculum
  5. understand and implement effective assessment programs for Years 7 to 12 social education and for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  6. effectively design social education lessons that integrate information and communication technologies (ICT)
  7. design social education lessons that facilitate critical thinking, research, numeracy and literacy skills.


Assessment design task (2000 words, 50%)
Unit of work (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week including 1 hour lecture

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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