Courses Catalogue

Instructional Materials And Research In Social Studies

COURSE CODE: SST 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Introduction

  • Meaning of social studies
  • Rationale for teaching social  studies
  • The young child and the social studies programme
  • Meaning of instructional materials
  • Classification of teaching/ learning aids
  • Theoretical explanation of teaching learning aids
  • Teaching-learning resources use in the teaching of social studies weakness and strengths and how to successfully use them.
  • The chalk board
  • The charts
  • The use of the environment in teaching social studies
  • Ways in which a social studies teacher can use the environment to teach social studies
  • Organizing field trips for a social studies lesson; rules, principles and expected dangers
  • Use of text books to teach social studies
  • The considerations teachers must make when selecting teaching learning aids for the diverse pupils
  • Issues and challenges as far as selecting teaching learning aids for pupils with diverse needs
  • Meaning of research in social studies
  • The rationale of using research techniques in teaching social studies
  • The research techniques for different age groups
  • The dangers of research undertaking and how they can be overcome.

METHOD OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • In class discussions
  • Guided discovery

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs,DVDs and Tapes