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EDCU12042 History Curriculum and Pedagogy
History Curriculum and Pedagogy
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General Information


History Curriculum and Pedagogy develops pre-service teachers’ knowledge and understanding of the content and disciplinary approaches to teaching and learning history in primary school settings. The concept of historiography in evaluating and responding to sources is developed and applied to an analysis of the construction of the past embedded in the content of the Australian curriculum materials for this learning area. Students reflect on the knowledge base necessary for primary school teachers to structure historical inquiry and teach historical literacy skills that support learners in developing evidence-informed explanations of past events. Students analyse and select source materials and construct resources and teaching strategies that structure inquiry processes around big ideas; topics of relevance to local, national and global history; and problem solving approaches to historical perspectives including those of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Group Work
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback in unit evaluation


Scaffolding and teaching approaches


Continue teaching approaches to support and maintain learning success.

Feedback from Student feedback in unit evaluation


Moodle content


Review alignment between Moodle content and assessment tasks.

Feedback from Student feedback in unit evaluation Unit coordinator self-reflection


Assessment authenticity and context currency


Review authenticity and currency of assessment tasks.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of history as a discipline to identify implications for practice and professional learning
  2. Appraise the content of the curriculum to identify representations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous histories, identity and perspectives
  3. Select source materials, activities and teaching strategies for learning in History that develop students’ literacy, empathy and understanding of contestability and significance
  4. Design inquiry learning that integrates knowledge, understanding and skills from the curriculum
  5. Identify ICTs that encourage student participation and interaction and provide opportunities for accessing, constructing and communicating knowledge beyond the immediate environment.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians

2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

4.1 Support student participation

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Group Work - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Group Work - 50%
Textbooks and Resources



Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences: Teaching and Learning Across Australia

7th Edition (2020)
Authors: Gilbert, R., Tudball, L., & Brett, P.
Cengage Learning Australia
South Melbourne South Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780170424165
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

This prescribed text is also the set text for EDCU12041 Sustainability through Active Citizenship (from the Primary course CC12) and EDCU14033 Geography (from the Primary course CC12 and the Early Childhood course CC14).

The eBook version of this text is considered a suitable option also. As always, be sure to carefully check the access provided when purchasing eBooks as some purchases provide permanent access, while access to the content with other purchases may expire.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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