Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013


This unit prepares students to teach history as either a stand-alone discipline or as an identifiable component of an integrated program in schools or wider education settings. The unit develops capable history educators who will be competent to work globally in diverse education settings and locations.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • develop their learners' life, career, leisure and study skills through the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours associated specifically with the study of history
  • locate, create, use and evaluate history education resources in diverse forms incorporating diverse perspectives
  • articulate the research underpinnings of pedagogical models common to history education, such as inquiry methodology, and enact effectively such models in diverse learning settings
  • cater to learners' different needs through inclusive strategies and engaging and diverse teaching, learning and assessment activities, such as those in keeping with multiple intelligences theory
  • develop learners' abilities to demonstrate problem-solving capabilities in a variety of ways, including creatively and collaboratively
  • facilitate learners' identification of links, similarities and differences between the past and the present and between the experiences of different cultures in different locations
  • develop learners' empathy, values, attitudes and behaviours consistent with informed and positive local and global citizenship.


One documented class presentation (50%) and one written research-based assignment (50%)

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week with a further minimum 9 hours of self-directed study per week.