The course will enable the student to provide good academic and organized education in social studies in primary school. The purpose of social science in school is to develop the pupils' awareness that they are part of a historical context and that collective and individual choices in the past and present can affect the community and their own life situation. The pupils will also develop awareness of the relationships between production and consumption, and be able to assess the consequences of resource use on the environment and sustainable development.
The course addresses human history until today, focusing on historical conflicts, development and social change at national and global levels. Geography emphasizes national and local natural geography, focusing on different landscapes, natural landscapes, climate and industrial routes, as well as social changes related to settlement and the environment. Through the work of geographical areas and selected historical epochs and events, the course will focus on understanding the interaction between people, society and nature in historical and geographical perspectives.
The education is collective based. The teaching is characterized by the variation between lectures and seminars, including conversation, subject didactic reflections, group work, exercises, presentations, etc.
Further description of other work requirements will be given through the University's Learning Platform at the start of the semester.
The course is expected to have a workload of 400 hours.
Faculty of Social Sciences