"More tick-the-box": the challenge of promoting interdisciplinary learning in the middle years through the Australian history curriculum
Tambyah, Mallihai M. (2012) "More tick-the-box": the challenge of promoting interdisciplinary learning in the middle years through the Australian history curriculum. In Marsh, Colin J. (Ed.) (Ed.) The Australian Curriculum : Observations of a Journey. A Critique of Phase 1 Learning Areas and General Capabilities. Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc., , Canberra, A. C. T, pp. 84-89.
The Australian Curriculum marks national reforms in social science education, first with the return to the disciplines of history and geography and second, through a new approach to interdisciplinary learning. This paper raises the question of whether the promise of interdisciplinary learning can be realised in the middle years of schooling if teachers have to teach history as a discipline rather than within an over-arching integrated curriculum framework. The paper explores the national blueprints and considers the national history curriculum in light of theories of teachers’ knowledge and middle school education. Evidence from teacher interviews indicates that historical understanding can be achieved through integrated frameworks to meet the goals of middle schooling.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Australian Curriculum: History, middle years, interdisciplinary learning, teachers' knowledge|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Australian Curriculum Studies Association|
|Deposited On:||24 Jan 2013 04:28|
|Last Modified:||10 Oct 2015 14:14|
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