Early Learning Through the Humanities

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Early Learning through the Humanities is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University that teaches you how primary humanities education is essential to helping children grow and connect with the greater world. The unit takes an integrated and collaborative approach to teaching, and focuses on creating a broad enquiry into how history and geography establishes a child’s sense of community and connection with society.

The unit takes an inquiry-based approach to learning and encourages you to consider how success in the humanities rests on encouraging students to ask the right questions. The unit considers how children’s needs are dynamic, and how teaching can be adapted based on cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

Ultimately, this unit provides an analytical framework for evaluating how the humanities can bolster a child’s understanding of the world, and is designed to give teachers practical strategies to apply this framework in the classroom.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Be accepted into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

AND

  • Have successfully completed the unit, Teachers Inquiring About the World

Areas of study

In this Early Learning through the Humanities unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Inquiry based learnings
  • Asking the right question
  • History inquiry: culture
  • History inquiry: family and children
  • Geography inquiry: Aboriginal perspectives
  • Geography inquiry
  • Developing citizens: considering cultural
  • Developing citizens
  • Document and observing
  • Recording progress
  • Integrated planning
  • Integrated teaching

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

If you're interested in helping new generations learn about where they come from, and the origins of our culture, ethics, and morality, this is the unit for you. In a collaborative, inquiry-based learning framework, you will learn the principles of how the humanities can enrich children’s lives. You can then take these insights with you, and thrive in a career in primary education.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Early Learning through the Humanities from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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