Skip to main content
Unit of study_

EDSE3125: Teaching History 1

2024 unit information

This is the first unit of study in a suite of history curriculum units. In this unit, students will consider how discipline knowledge is organised, taught, and experienced across the secondary school years. The unit will emphasise the integration of knowledge within and across the discipline and curriculum area of History and consider the role teachers play in facilitating pedagogy that scaffolds subject learning and connects to students' lives. This unit will provide students with the practical and theory-informed knowledge required to respond to the needs of diverse learners in history.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code EDSE3125
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
72 credit points including (EDSE2010 or EDHP2001) and 12 credit points at 2000 level from Ancient History or History
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. display a knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, practices and research base underpinning the teaching and learning of history stages 4 and 5 in NSW secondary schools
  • LO2. critically reflect on professional and personal beliefs about and conceptions of history teaching and learning to improve practice and address the diverse learning needs of stages 4/5 learners
  • LO3. interpret the Australian curriculum (history), support materials and policies for adolescent learners, and demonstrate a capacity to implement State and Commonwealth policies and initiatives in the field of history education e.g. civics and citizenship education; Aboriginal education, multicultural education; gender education; literacy; numeracy; and addressing the needs of learners with specific needs
  • LO4. demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interpret, and capacity to implement, syllabus aims, objectives and learning outcomes through the utilisation of a range of subject-specific programming and pedagogical approaches appropriate to the teaching and learning of history, stages 4/5
  • LO5. reflect on and evaluate lessons and sequences of lessons to ensure their relevance for teaching diverse learners, and for enhancing learning outcomes
  • LO6. demonstrate a capacity to structure appropriate assessment tasks based on stage 4/5 outcomes, and key components of historical literacy
  • LO7. exhibit skills to utilise ICT and other technologies to foster interest and support history teaching and learning.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1b 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.