Details for Curriculum Studies – History: Part A

This subject is the first of two subjects in Curriculum Studies: History. Effective history teaching results from integrating theory and practice with ongoing critical reflection informed by an awareness of one’s own position in time and worldview. In this subject, Initial Education Students engage with a range of philosophies of history, and undertake critical reflection in the light of their own presuppositions. It develops knowledge and understandings of key content, concepts and substance of the Years 7-10 History syllabi developed by NESA and ACARA, and explores a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessing the curriculum including making links to literacy, numeracy and ICT requirements. 


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS223
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Major in History in areas such as: Australian history; contact and Aboriginal history; early modern history; historiography; modern history

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – History: Part A

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject is the first of two subjects in Curriculum Studies: History. Effective history teaching results from integrating theory and practice with ongoing critical reflection informed by an awareness of one’s own position in time and worldview. In this subject, Initial Education Students engage with a range of philosophies of history, and undertake critical reflection in the light of their own presuppositions. It develops knowledge and understandings of key content, concepts and substance of the Years 7-10 History syllabi developed by NESA and ACARA, and explores a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessing the curriculum including making links to literacy, numeracy and ICT requirements.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of Australian and State educational policies and priorities and how they inform ‘best practice’ teaching strategies, which along with engaging resources, enable teachers to fulfil the aims of the ACARA History curriculum 7-10 and NSW History syllabi (Stages 4 to 5);
  2. Describe the subject’s organisation in understanding the teacher’s role involving support, mentoring, professional development goals, curriculum administration, WHS, and engaging with parents, professional and external community organisations in the teaching of 7-10 History;
  3. Develop student-centred innovative and well-designed History lesson sequences including historical content (concepts, substance and structure), tools, and skills; language, literacy and numeracy demands of the content including the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities, and differentiates for the full range of student abilities, and diverse backgrounds (multilingual and sociocultural) providing explicit strategies to support students’ well-being and safety- legally and educationally within a range of contexts;
  4. Design and critically reflect upon units of work, lesson sequences, and curriculum materials using threshold concepts and skills development, knowledge acquisition and signature pedagogies that incorporate ICT, Quality Teaching Framework, and Great Teaching Inspired Learning using Understanding by Design;
  5. Prepare and critically reflect upon a variety of assessment instruments using ‘best practice’ that demonstrate understanding of statistical information, assessment moderation and its application to judge student achievement through assessment of learning, for learning and in learning, suitable for reporting to parents/carers.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Professional digital presentation (40%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (30%)