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EDF5442 - History education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Ms R Triolo


Clayton First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit introduces the teaching and learning of History as a discipline and as a SOSE or Humanities strand. Topics include introductions to curriculum documents, lesson-planning, SOSE curriculum perspectives and values, questioning techniques, cooperative group-work, inquiry methodology, development of literacy assessment strategies, and using information and communication technologies.


The unit offers a practical focus on teaching and learning strategies that assist secondary students to develop historical knowledge; identify links, similarities and differences between the past and the present, the local and the global and between different histories; develop life, career and wider study skills through development of the skills associated specifically with the study of History; and develop values, attitudes and behaviours consistent with positive global citizenship.


Formal lesson plan: 50%; Social Educator/History Resource Guide: 50%
Student participation in the unit is vital and there is a minimum attendance requirement of 80%.

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have at least a minor sequence in History from a recognised institution.