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Why Indonesia Matters in Our Schools
The Historical skills strand of the Australian Curriculum: History promotes a set of skills for the teaching and learning of history, including skills associated with:
These skills are interrelated with the Historical knowledge and understanding strand and should be taught in an integrated manner.
Some examples of how to develop these skills when teaching Asia-focused history are provided below.
This skill involves sequencing, making connections, and understanding and applying concepts and terminology. Asia examples could involve students:
This skill requires identifying questions to shape an inquiry and locating suitable resources for research. It could involve:
This skill relates to working with primary and secondary sources. It could involve students:
This involves analysing a variety of historical perspectives and acknowledging differing interpretations of history. It could involve:
This skill is about explaining and presenting findings from an historical inquiry in written, digital or oral forms. It could involve:
Video of Kay Bishop, former president of the History Teachers' Association of Australia, discussing pedagogical approaches to teaching history.
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