A situated approach to historical thinking in the Australian Curriculum : History

Henderson, Deborah J. (2012) A situated approach to historical thinking in the Australian Curriculum : History. Agora, 47(3), pp. 4-11.

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This paper focuses on the importance of foregrounding an emphasis on the development of historical thinking in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History as a way of making the study of history meaningful for their students. In doing so, it argues that teachers need to take up the opportunity to situate the study of Asia as a significant component of the curriculum’s ‘Australia in a world history approach’. In the discussion on the significance of historical thinking, the paper specifically addresses those seven historical concepts articulated in the new history curriculum by drawing from the international scholarship in the field of history education on the ways in which children and adolescents think about historical content and concepts.

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ID Code: 51465
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: history curriculum, Australian curriculum, historical thinking, Australian history, Asia literacy, national curriculum
ISSN: 0044-6726
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV)
Copyright Statement: Material containted in Agora is protected under the Commonwealth Copyright Act of 1968. No material may be reproduced wholly or in part without written consent from the copyright holders.
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2012 23:17
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 10:11

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