ERIC Number: ED241426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Social Science Skills. Social Science Skills Book 1.
Maccoll, Peter; Fennell, Paul
One of a series of publications to assist Australian secondary school teachers in the area of social studies skill development, this booklet provides an introduction to basic social studies skills and their implications for classroom teaching. Following an introduction, part 1 examines current curriculum trends in Australia. Included in the discussion are the need for curriculum balance, the nature of core curriculum, and changes in teaching strategies, resources, and methods. Part 2 defines the educational content of social sciences, as well as its aims, skills, attitudes, and values. Part 3 focuses on the place and function of skill development in social science education. The skills of inquiry, communication, and social participation are discussed. Classroom strategies for developing student skills are outlined in part 4. Part 5 provides an outline of social science skills by category. Part 6 contains an instrument for planning a social science program. The final part is a case study of a model skills program. A bibliography and list of resources conclude the booklet. (LP)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Comparative Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Values, Teaching Guides
Curriculum Development Centre, P.O. Box 52, Dickson, A.C.T. 2602, Australia ($5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Social Participation
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 483-485.