Teaching History in Primary Schools
This course explores contemporary research into, and its implications for, the teaching, learning and assessing of historical literacy and understanding in the Primary school. It explores the purposes of history education and the key concepts that shape historical understanding (e.g., sources, evidence, explanation, interpretation, empathy); approaches to planning and programming for the K-6 component of the Australian national History curriculum (and relevant state-based courses); and ways of differentiating curriculum and instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1)Discuss pedagogical trends related to the teaching and learning of History in schools. 2)Develop lesson plans, teaching strategies, programs, and assessment tasks based on the Australian national History curriculum (Primary school level), that engage with the purposes of history education and the key concepts that shape historical understanding (e.g., sources, evidence, explanation, interpretation, empathy). 3)Differentiate curriculum, literacy, and instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners in the History classroom. 4)Select, evaluate, adapt, and apply technologies and resources for teaching and assessing History.
The following list indicates indicative course content:
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6226|