Local history: going going gone

Salter, Peta (2015) Local history: going going gone. The History Teacher, 2015. pp. 42-46.

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This paper begins by establishing the current context of the Australian Curriculum History (ACH) and the positioning of national history narratives in the recent Review of the Australian Curriculum. It argues for a critical place-based pedagogy as a tool for negotiating space for the local in national narratives. Then a document analysis of the secondary ACH (Years 7-10) reveals to what extent the 'local' is explicit in the ACH. Following this, suggestions are made in regards to where local emphasis can be placed on national themes and what critical readings of this emphasis are possible. Finally, it is proposed that teacher agency for local history is integral to enacting the ACH in meaningful ways for students.

Item ID: 44246
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 0085-154X
Keywords: history curriculum, place-based education, local history
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 01:39
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 90%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 10%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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