Introduction to Point and Counterpoint: What does the Review of the Australian Curriculum mean for History?

Henderson, Deborah (2015) Introduction to Point and Counterpoint: What does the Review of the Australian Curriculum mean for History? Curriculum Perspectives, 35(1), pp. 49-51.

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Abstract

The April 2015 edition of Curriculum Perspectives has a special focus and casts light on the continuing development of the Australian Curriculum. This paper provides an introduction to a series of papers in the Point and Counterpoint section of this edition on the Review of the Australian Curriculum with reference to History. It makes clear that History is one of the most contested areas of the curriculum and that whilst politicians and policy makers are concerned with the importance of history in relation to national identity and nation building, history serves other purposes. The paper reiterates the need to pay attention to the particularities of discipline–based knowledge for the study of history in schools and the central role of inquiry for student learning in history. In doing so, it establishes the context for the five papers which follow.

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ID Code: 82505
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Review of the Australian Curriculum, history curriculum, inquiry based learning, curriculum construction, national curriculum
ISSN: 0159-7868
Subjects: 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) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA)
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2015 22:49
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2015 14:20

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