TEAC 5014 History Curriculum 2
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102868
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Description The subject will build on History Curriculum 1 and examine and model effective innovative classroom practice in teaching senior History in Stage 6. The subject will provide opportunities to engage with the inquiry pedagogy and historical thinking. The specifics of the relevant NSW Education Standards Authority Years Stage 6 Syllabuses will be analysed and critiqued as will current Australian and NSW educational/curriculum policies and priorities. Emphasis will be placed on principles underlying Modern and Ancient History teaching to develop innovative lesson and subject planning, choose relevant sources, and how to create authentic assessment tasks and apply consistent feedback for student learning. Opportunities for investigation and discussion of current research particularly related to the development of senior historical inquiry, historiography, and subject specific concepts will be presented.
Discipline Teacher Education: Secondary
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 5 subject
- Demonstrate understanding of NSW Education Standards Authority Stage 6 History syllabuses and the effect upon syllabus implementation of current NSW and Australian educational policies and priorities.
- Demonstrate understanding of socio-cultural perspectives and pedagogical theories and approaches used in teaching senior History, including a critical understanding of historical experiences of different cultural groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Present well-constructed, innovative and coherent student-centred lessons that include literacy (including key metalanguage) and numeracy, enhance thinking and ICT skills and which take into account the full range of students’ abilities and school-based and system data.
- Prepare a suitable range of senior assessment instruments that use valid, reliable and consistent judgements of student learning.
- Design and select innovative teaching resources that apply a critically reflective approach to teaching senior History and include opportunities to develop students’ inquiry skills.
- Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies and resources, including ICT and a range of sources in teaching lessons and programs.
- Reflect and research professional learning to develop the discipline of History teaching.
- What is the nature of the subject in the senior years of secondary education? How is the subject linked to what is taught in the junior and middle years of secondary education?
- How are current educational policies and priorities addressed with particular reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, literacy and numeracy and ICT, in the teaching of the subject?
- In what ways do active and engaging, student-centred teaching practices characterise the subject? Why is an understanding of socio-cultural and pedagogical theories and approaches important to quality teaching in the subject?
- How are lessons planned, units written and learning scoped and sequenced in the subject?
- Why is it necessary to continue to differentiate teaching in the subject in senior years of secondary education? How do teachers go about differentiation?
- How do teachers keep students safe during teaching in the subject?
- How may the incorporation of visionary and innovative uses of ICT, critical and creative thinking and problem solving support the achievement of quality learning outcomes in the subject?
- How can assessment of learning, assessment for learning and assessment as learning be reconciled in teaching the subject?
- What records do teachers keep? How are those records used in reporting student performance at the HSC and for awarding the Record of Student Achievement (ROSA)?
- In what ways has educational research contributed to the teaching and student learning of the subject?
- What options are open to pre-service teachers to continue to learn about the subject?
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
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- New South Wales Standards Authority [NESA]. (2017) Modern History Stage 6 Syllabus
- New South Wales Standards Authority [NESA]. (2017) Ancient History Stage 6 Syllabus
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