Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building

Description

This course is concerned with the role of schools, museums, films, novels, websites, textbooks, and other media in the development of historical consciousness. It will explore frameworks for understanding the development of historical consciousness in children and young adults, and the part History education, political debate, and the cultural industries play in the construction or revision of public memory as an important aspect of nation building.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically engage with issues in the development of historical consciousness.

2. Critically evaluate the role of schools, museums, films, novels, websites, textbooks, or other media in the construction of historical consciousness.

3. Discuss the social, cultural and political implications of history education and/or the cultural industries for nation building.

Content

This course introduces students to:

  1. Concepts of historical consciousness.
  2. Frameworks for understanding the development of historical consciousness.
  3. The politics of public memory.
  4. Important debates in Australian History.
  5. The role of schools, museums, films, novels, websites, textbooks, and other media in the construction of historical consciousness.
  6. Cultural Industries and History Education as nation building technologies.

Requisites

To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Site Study & Literature Review

Exhibition / Poster: Museum Exhibition

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 16 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Term

Course delivered in intensive mode, may include podcast lectures throughout the semester, or face-to-face lectures during the intensive at the coordinator's discretion. Contact will include off-campus excursions to museums or other cultural sites.