PCH 515 Teaching of Secondary History and Social Studies Through
PGDE (Sec)/Jan Intake
Number of AUs
|This module seeks to expose students to an interesting and challenging strategy in the teaching of History and Social Studies by taking students out of the classroom. It will focus on how fieldtrips can be used to make the subjects come alive for students. Students will be trained to plan, organise and conduct fieldtrips to selected sites in Singapore such as Chinatown and URA. Students will not only discover valuable nuggets of information about these sites, they will also learn how to organise activities that will enhance students' awareness of their culture and heritage.|
|At the end of the course students would be able to plan and conduct fieldtrips both locally and overseas.|
|The course consists of classroom and on the field sessions. The classroom sessions are to provide students with the theory of how to conduct fieldtrips, preparation of their own fieldtrips as well as presentations of pre and post fieldtrip sessions. Field sessions allow students to learn about places where students can organize field trip sessions for their pupils and give the students the hands-on of conducting fieldtrips themselves.|
Module Content and Schedule
|There will be 2 contact hours each week for a duration of 12 weeks. Please refer to the HSSE PGDE (Sec) Noticeboard – History, for Seminar sessions and venues.|
|Students will be assessed on the basis of a 3-part assignment, which will include onsite activities, a presentation and a package. While students work in groups on the assignment, there will be individual components.|
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