EDUC4136

Specialist Studies in History 2

10 Units

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning senior History in New South Wales schools. Students will explore lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Ancient, Modern and Extension History; course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for the various Stage 6 History offerings; strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing senior History; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of History in schools. Particular attention will also be given to important historiographic traditions, ideas, processes and debates, and their significance in the investigating, writing, teaching and learning of History.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Ancient, Modern and Extension History;
  2. use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 History;
  3. discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of History in schools; and
  4. understand important historiographic traditions, ideas, processes and debates, and their significance in the investigating, writing, teaching and learning of History.
Content
  • Principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 History in New South Wales schools.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Ancient, Modern and Extension History.

  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Ancient, Modern and Extension History.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 History.

  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of History in schools.

  • Historiographic traditions, ideas, processes and debates, and their significance in the investigating, writing, teaching and learning of History.
Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) - Assignment 2: Group planning assignment 30%: 1 500 words or equivalent. Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW History Curriculum Stage 6
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Assignment 1: Minor Assignment 20%: 1,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an evaluation of student work samples from a Stage 6 History class. The student will be required to assess and provide feedback on the work sample evaluated.
  • Projects - Assignment 3: Major Assignment 50%: 2 500 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, enacting and reflecting on the major project for NSW History Extension Stage 6 Curriculum. The work will address an important historiographic tradition, idea, process or debate, and its significance in the investigating, writing, teaching and learning of History. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4136

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