The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC2036

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.

Requisites

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

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

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assessment items

Project: Unit Plan and Assessment Presentation

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Integrated Learning Session

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full 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