Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMr John Whitehouse
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject offers an advanced exploration of methods of teaching history in secondary schools. It takes as its focus the use of research to strengthen practice. The subject begins with a comparative exploration of leading models of historical thinking from around the globe. This includes the research of Peter Sexias at the Centre for Historical Consciousness (University of British Columbia), Jannet van Drie and Carla van Boxtel (University of Amsterdam), and the standards produced by the National Center for History in the Schools (University of California, Los Angeles).
Discussion of historical thinking provides a springboard for the exploration of key topics in history education research: historiography in the classroom, the role of historical narrative, historical empathy, approaches to Indigenous histories, students’ perceptions of Australian history, and ICT in the history classroom. The subject also examines the relationship between historical comprehension, literacy and numeracy. Each topic is explored in a way that encourages teacher candidates to deepen their pedagogical content knowledge by drawing on research to enhance their practice.
In addition to history, this subject explores approaches to VCE Classical Studies.
On the completion of this subject, students will:
This subject will contribute to teacher candidates attaining the following National Professional Standards for graduate teachers:
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area;
2.2 Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence;
2.3 Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans;
3.2 Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;
3.3 Use a range of teaching strategies;
There are 3 assessment tasks:
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
VCAA, History VCE Study Design. 2004. (Available on-line from the VCAA)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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