Courses Catalogue

Methodology Of Teaching Social Studies

COURSE CODE: SST 2103
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

  • The meaning of  Social Studies
  • The scope of Social Studies
  • The evolution of Social Studies
  • Its concern with man and the environment
  • The Aims/objectives of teaching Social Studies
  • Relationship between Social Studies and social science
  • Contradiction between Social Studies and social science
  • Principles of teaching Social Studies
  • Justification of  teaching  Social Studies to teachers pupils and citizens
  • Methods of teaching Social Studies
  • Evaluation and Assessment in Social Studies

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Inquiry Based Learning

Story Telling

Case Studies

Peer Tutoring

Role play

Discovery Approach

Field Visits

Integrating ICT in teaching Social Studies

Watching and listening to vodcasts /podcasts about the conceptualization and justification of teaching Social Studies as a discipline. Learners to engage in a discussion forum about key points arising

Group discussion on the relationship and contradiction between Social Studies and Social Sciences - Learners to make posts on the discussion forum on the University Learning Management System or a Wiki.

 

Collaborative sharing and editing of each other’s suggested methods of teaching Social Studies and commenting on peer teaching on Google Docs or University’s Learning Management System