Teaching The Discipline Of History In An Age Of Standards by Jennifer ClarkTeaching The Discipline Of History In An Age Of Standards by Jennifer Clark

Teaching The Discipline Of History In An Age Of Standards

byJennifer ClarkEditorAdele Nye

Hardcover | June 20, 2018

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This book discusses the discipline standards of History in Australian universities in order to help historians understand the Threshold Learning Outcomes and to assist in their practical application. It is divided into two sections: The first offers a scholarly exploration of contemporary issues in history teaching, while the second section discusses each of the Threshold Learning Outcomes and provides real-world examples of quality pedagogical practice. 

Although the book focuses on the discipline of history in Australia, other subjects and other countries are facing the same dilemmas. As such, it includes chapters that address the international context and bring an international perspective to the engagement with discipline standards. The innovation and leadership of this scholarly community represents a new stage in the transformation and renewal of history teaching.


Jennifer Clark is Head of Humanities at the University of Adelaide. She has taught history in universities for over 25 years. She is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and a national Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She was a partner on the ALTC funded project After ...
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Title:Teaching The Discipline Of History In An Age Of StandardsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:329 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 20, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811300461

ISBN - 13:9789811300462

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Three Contexts of Writing about History Teaching.-

Part I: Issues in Contemporary History Pedagogy in a Standards Environment.-

Chapter 2. Snapshot: The Discipline of History in British and Australian Universities.-

Chapter 3. Passion: The place of passion in history teaching in a standards environment.-

Chapter 4. First Year: Teaching the History TLOs to First Year Students.-

Chapter 5. Delivery: Relics of the Past? Rethinking the History Lecture and Tutorial.-

Chapter 6. Progression: Principles and practice.-

Chapter 7. Compliance: Built to fail, negotiating the compliance paradox.-

Chapter 8. In the Shadow of Bologna: Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the United States and Europe.-

Chapter 9. Leadership: Enabling Leadership in the Teaching and Learning of History in Higher Education.-

Part II: Unpacking the Threshold Learning Outcomes.-

Chapter 10. TLO 1: Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.-

Chapter 11. TLO 2: Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.-

Chapter 12. TLO 3: How historians influence the present and future.-

Chapter 13. TLO 4: Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary sources.-

Chapter 14. TLO 5: Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.-

Chapter 15. TLO 6: Examine historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.-

Chapter 16. TLO 7: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.-

Chapter 17. TLO 8: Identify and reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of history.