Specialist Studies in History 1

Course code EDUC2036
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Unit Plan and Assessment Presentation

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning will typically consist of a series of online activities.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks