EDUC2036

Specialist Studies in History 1

10 Units

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 of the NSW School Certificate; 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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

Upon 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 of the NSW School Certificate for 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
Transition Not Applicable
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1: Major Assignment 60% 3000 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: Formal - Formal Examination: 40% 2000 words. Consisting of an examination on pedagogical or curriculum issues related to History education.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: 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
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC20362

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