Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards

  • Jennifer Clark
  • Adele Nye

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jennifer Clark, Adele Nye
    Pages 1-19
  3. Issues in Contemporary History Pedagogy in a Standards Environment

  4. Unpacking the Threshold Learning Outcomes

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


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.


Australian university sector History in universities Curriculum standardisation Discipline studies Scholarship of Teaching and Learning History standards Threshold Learning Outcomes Interdisciplinary research Compliance with standards Methodological conventions in History History teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Clark
    • 1
  • Adele Nye
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

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