Specialist Studies in History 1

Course code EDUC2036Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore the role and value of History education; lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 History; course and assessment requirements; the literacy and numeracy demands of History as an area of study; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing History; processes of historical investigation and inquiry; key historical concepts; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners. Attention will also be given to civics and citizenship education, and strategies for teaching about Australia's social, political and cultural history.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. articulate the role and value of History education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum;
2. develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 History curriculum;
3. support the literacy and numeracy demands of History as an area of study;
4. differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the History classroom;
5. use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing History;
6. define processes of historical investigation and inquiry;
7. explain key historical concepts (such as sources, evidence, explanation and interpretation);
8. discuss the role of History in civics and citizenship education; and
9. select appropriate strategies for teaching about Australian and Aboriginal social, political and cultural history.
Content* The principles and practices of teaching and learning History in secondary schools.
* The role and value of History education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 History curriculum.
* Course and assessment requirements for Stage 4/5 History.
* The literacy and numeracy demands of History as an area of study.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing History.
* Processes of historical investigation and inquiry.
* Key historical concepts (such as sources, evidence, explanation and interpretation).
* Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the History classroom.
* The role of History in civics and citizenship education.
* Approaches for teaching about Australian and Aboriginal social, political and cultural history.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: Major Assignment 60% 2500 words or equivalent. Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW History Curriculum Stage 4 and 5. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Examination: FormalFormal Examination: 40% 1500 words. Consisting of an examination on pedagogical or curriculum issues related to History education.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2036