Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6236

Units

10 units

Level

6000 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.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in 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.

Assessment items

Project: Unit Plan and Assessment Presentation

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

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