What does the review of the Australian Curriculum mean for History in the Primary Years?

Tambyah, Mallihai (2015) What does the review of the Australian Curriculum mean for History in the Primary Years? Curriculum Perspectives, 35(1), pp. 55-57.

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Abstract

The recent introduction of the Australian Curriculum: History as a timetabled school subject has enhanced the teaching of history in the primary years. Previously, history was integrated with geography, economics and civics and citizenship; however, in the new curriculum students are introduced to history from their first year at school. The review addresses significant concerns about the scope and content in history in an over-crowded primary curriculum (Donnelly & Wiltshire, 2014; APPA, 2014). However, the history curriculum provides a rare opportunity to explore distinctive content and develop agency by investigating personal, local, national and international contexts. This paper examines the recommendations of the review and the implications for history in the primary years.

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ID Code: 91311
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ACARA History curriculum review, Primary history, Historical thinking
ISSN: 0159-7868
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
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)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc.
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 00:16
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:30

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