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EDF4408

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
Coordinator(s)Dr Rosalie Triolo

Synopsis

EDF4408 History education introduces the teaching and learning of History as a stand-alone discipline or rigorous component of an integrated Humanities program in either secondary school or historio-cultural wider education settings. Whilst History education remains mindful of the requirements of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and Victorian Certificate of Education, the unit assumes responsibility for developing competent 'specialist' History educators who will work in diverse education settings and global locations with equally diverse History program documents and learners.

Outcomes

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

  1. develop their learners' historical knowledge;
  2. facilitate learners' identification of links, similarities and differences between the past and the present and the histories of different locations
  3. facilitate learners' predictions of possible futures on the basis of the above and consideration of how best to achieve preferred futures for the greater good;
  4. develop learners' life, career, leisure and wider study skills and interest in lifelong learning through the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours associated specifically with the study of History;
  5. develop learners' abilities to demonstrate problem-solving capabilities in a variety of ways, including creatively; and
  6. develop learners' values, attitudes and behaviours consistent with informed and positive global citizenship.

Assessment

This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: A History Resource Guide (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%); Assessment task 2:. A History Unit Outline (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%).

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hrs per week

Prerequisites

Minor sequence in History, EDF4118 Social and environmental education

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).

Prohibitions

EDF5443 History Education B