Explain why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies are important in Australian Humanities and Social Sciences education.
perspectives across curricular sub-strands. In this statement you should discuss the roles of the teacher and explain:
• Q1 in the template What is Australian Humanities and Social Science education in primary school (HASS)? https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/humanities-and-social-sciences/
o Introduce the topic.
o What are the subject areas/sub-strands?
o What does HASS offer the individual and society?
o What are the ‘Key ideas’ for teachers to follow who teach HASS?
o What is the structure of HASS that teachers follow throughout a child’s primary schooling?
• Q2 in the template What are the ACARA Cross-curriculum priorities (CCPs) http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/cross-curriculum-priorities?
o What is ACARA?
o Why have Cross-curriculum priorities?
o What are the Cross-curriculum priorities?
o What opportunities do each provide the student?
o Why embed the CCPs in Australian Humanities primary education?
• Q3 in the template Why must Indigenous perspectives be included in teaching practice in Australian education? Pay particular attention to AITSL Standards 1.4 and 2.4
o What is AITSL https://www.aitsl.edu.au/ ?
o In AITSL ‘Teaching Standards’ what are the two headings under ‘Professional knowledge’ that Graduate teachers need to know?
o The Curriculum and Leadership Journal has a report on ‘Helping teachers support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education’ http://www.curriculum.edu.au/leader/helping_teachers_support_aboriginal_and_torres_str,36825.html?issueID=12826. This report explains Focus areas 1.4 and 2.4. What are the Focus areas? List the six Modules under each.
• Q4 in the template Why are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies important to Australian Humanities and Social Sciences education?
o With the knowledge of HASS sub-strands and using AITSL ‘illustrations of practice’ as a guide https://www.aitsl.edu.au/tools-resources/resource/sharing-our-indigenous-nation-illustration-of-practice and exploring the resource pack: How can AITSL Standards 1.4 and 2.4 inform classroom practice?
o Using HASS curriculum rationales, AITSL 1.4 and 2.4 and ACARA policy as supporting evidence: What is your own philosophy of including the Indigenous perspectives in professional teaching practice of Humanities primary education? Explore your philosophical approach.
AIM: Why are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies important to Australian Humanities and Social Sciences education?
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Humanities Professional Teaching Statement Marks
What is Australian Humanities and Social Science education in primary school (HASS)?
What are the ACARA Cross-curriculum priorities?
Why must Indigenous perspectives be included in teaching practice?
Why are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies important to Australian Humanities and Social Sciences education?
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