EDF4262 - History education (P-10) - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Rosalie Triolo

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


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:

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


Documented class presentation (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Research-based assignment (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 contact hours per week
  2. Additional requirements
    • 10 hours of independent study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

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