School of Humanities

Professional learning seminars on the Australian curriculum: history

Further information

Register for a seminar

UWA is holding seminars to assist primary and secondary school teachers with their implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History.


  1. Seminars and dates
  2. Registration
  3. Costs
  4. Resource pack
  5. Learning outcomes for teachers
  6. Feedback from past seminars

Seminars and dates

The seminars will provide participants with sound topic content knowledge linked to the key inquiry questions and historical skills laid out in the Australian Curriculum: History.The topics will be situated within various levels of the History Curriculum framework. Please register your interest below.

The following seminars were held on Thursday 6 March 2014.
  • Jo Hawkins, Year 3, 'Community and Remembrance'
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Martens, Year 6, 'Australia as a Nation'
  • Dr Andrew Broertjes, Year 8, 'The Black Death'
  • Dr Stephanie Tarbin, Year 8, 'Mongol Expansion and Spanish Conquest'
  • Kerriann Larsen, Year 9, 'Making a Better World? - Imperialism'
  • Professor Mark Edele, Year 12, 'Historiography of Stalinist Russia'

Registration


Each seminar is currently priced at $88.00 inclusive of GST and includes a resource pack and refreshments. Please choose carefully as refunds will incur a $35.00 administration fee. Venues at UWA are confirmed closer to the seminar dates.


Costs

Cost is $88.00 per seminar (inclusive of GST).

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Resource pack

A resource pack containing suggested readings and primary sources will be provided, enabling participants to further their own content knowledge and effectively translate this knowledge into the classroom.

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Learning outcomes

  • Participants will gain an appreciation for and understanding of the particular seminar topic because the principles of the presenter’s knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm.
  • While each seminar is focussed on one particular topic, because the principles of teaching the Australian Curriculum: History remain the same across the curriculum, skills and knowledge acquired in these seminars can be transferred to other topics.
  • In developing and then presenting a classroom activity based around a primary source, participants will increase their confidence in both the subject matter and in putting Australian Curriculum: History into practice.
  • Participants will gain practical suggestions and example of how to implement and teach the Australian Curriculum: History in their classrooms.
  • Participants will come away from the course with information on where to pursue further subject knowledge.
  • Through exposure to specific Australian Curriculum: History content, participants will gain an implicit understanding of the five Historical Skills emphasized in the Australian Curriculum: History.

There will be no assessment, but teachers will receive a certificate of attendance of the seminar which will count towards the year professional development requirements.

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