Major or minor study in History



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Students undertaking this unit have completed a minor or major study in History. The material in this unit is designed to assist the students in applying this content knowledge and integrating it with specific teaching methods appropriate to teaching Yr. 7-10 History in order to develop students’ pedagogical content knowledge. This unit will cover the particular content that is mandated through the Victorian and Australian Curriculum documents.

This unit covers relevant learning theory and strategies for promoting motivation, engagement, participation and learning in History as well as strategies for assessing students’ competencies and for organising and managing History classes. The unit also examines teaching resources and their effectiveness for supporting learning in this discipline. In addition, the unit will address teaching historical knowledge, skills and processes to students with additional needs in order to create inclusive access to the learning. These areas of focus are then applied to prepare units of work, individual lessons and assessments.

The unit will also explore the teaching of History from a range of perspectives, with particular attention to a Christian perspective.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2018 and Semester 1, 2020

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.