Methodology Of Teaching Social Studies
Understanding the origin of mankind at the
African context is essential in
conceptualizing the study of man in the past.
Therefore, this course provides students with evidence of the political,
social and economic artifacts used by mankind in the past which
This course encampuses the origins, sources,
meaning, significance, content, components, sequence, development, resources,
methods and modes of evaluation of social studies. It also examines the
relationship and contrast with other disciplines. The emphasis of the course is
‘how to teach Social Studies’ as well designing a school syllabus that
illuminates content knowledge, pedagogy and skills adaptive to a 21st
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course unit, students should
be able to:
- Exhibit an understanding of the origin
and scope of Social Studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the
justification of teaching Social Studies in School
- Assess the relationship and contradiction
between Social Studies and Social Sciences
- Conduct an in depth and critical analysis
of major developments in the social studies world.
- Appreciate and understand the impact of
Social Studies on communities
- Demonstrate an understanding of the methods
of teaching Social Studies
- Exhibit an understanding of assessment
and evaluation in a Social Studies classroom
aim of this course is to introduce students to the different pedagogical
approaches used in the teaching of Social Studies while offering practical
experiences of peer teaching and provision of constructive feedback.