EDUC 6544B - History Curriculum & Methodology B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

The course aims to present information on a range of methodologies and develop a variety of pedagogical skills to help students to be better prepared for the start of their teaching career.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 6544B
    Course History Curriculum & Methodology B
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week, in addition to a 2 hour common lecture focussing on Assessment and Reporting
    Prerequisites Pass in 4 courses of History Studies
    Restrictions Available to Grad Dip Ed students only
    Course Description The course aims to present information on a range of methodologies and develop a variety of pedagogical skills to help students to be better prepared for the start of their teaching career.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Grant Rodwell

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Knowledge and understanding of the student’s discipline areas.
    2. Cognitive skills in analysing, evaluating and synthesising information
    3. The capacity for critical thinking and problem solving.
    4. Interpersonal skills and communication skills of a high order (developed but not addressed
    5. Proficiency in gathering and sharing teaching resources.
    6. The capacity to engage in reflective practice and professional learning
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3, 4, 5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 4, 6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5, 6
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3, 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 4, 6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Taylor, T, Fahey, C, Kriewald, J. & Boon D. (2012) Place and Time, Pearson, French’s Forest
    Recommended Resources
    Linda S. Levstick & Keith Barton (2011). Doing History (4th Edn), Routledge, London/New York. (Barr Smith) Taylor,
    Tony, and Young, Carmel, Making History: a guide for the teaching and learning of history in Australian schools. Students may download from (On Line)
    Online Learning
    Course materials available on MyUni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be taught through a weekly 2 hour lecture/workshop and will be run in conjunction with the compulsory CAL course. It is a full semester course and will run for 8 weeks in semester 1.

    The lecturer, Dr Grant Rodwell, will be available for consultation on a weekly basis by appointment. Please arrange a suitable time by emailing

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There are 2 hours of contact time. It is important that you attend these lectures/workshops. You should be prepared to do a minimum of 2 hours additional work per week to allow for reading/preparation/research relating to History education. This may increase prior to the submission of assignments.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Classroom teaching strategies for effective History teaching and learning. Understanding ACARA History Curriculum. Selection of suitable, relevant and appropriate learning resources to promote interest in and to facilitate the comprehension of abstract historical ideas and processes. Approaches to assessment and evaluation of History learning achievement and successful linking of assessment strategies with lesson/unit outcomes. History curriculum resources available as publications (government and private), research reports, web-based resources Discussion of key aspects of History education and on-going research activities including: 1. Indigenous perspectives 2. Multi-cultural perspectives 3. Co-operative learning techniques 4. Historical literacy 5. Higher order thinking and open ended task design
    AITSL Standards
    4.1 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    1.4 2.4 4.1 7.1
    1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
    1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
    1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 3.1 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.2
    1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.2
    1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.2
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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