Social sciences, including civics

Research on teaching and learning in social sciences, such as history, examines fundamental issues of curriculum, pedagogy, policy and assessment in these key disciplines. How teachers might be well-prepared for teaching social sciences, as well as critical engagement with what they teach, and why, are important themes in research in this area. Civics and citizenship education is one significant stream of research in social sciences education, tackling issues such as the role schools play in preparing democratic citizens, the curricula required to prepare global citizens, and how Australian education in these areas compares with other countries.

Researchers in this area include:

Associate Professor Tim Allender Associate Professor, History of Education, History Curriculum; History Curriculum Coordinator; Combined Degree Programme Director ; Affiliate, History Department, Faculty of Arts; Education III Coordinator; Secondary Practicum Coordinator; Research Manager
Keywords: History, Postcolonial, History Curriculum, Feminist History, Classroom Disciplinarity, Knowledge Transfer
Ms Kate (Catherine) Keeley Lecturer; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies BA/BEd(Secondary combined degree) ; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture Master of Teaching Program
Keywords: Early career teachers and accreditation, Aboriginal education, Global education, Juvenile justice, Legal Studies and legal issues within education, Social justice and equality, Environmental education
Professor Murray Print Professor and Chair of Education
Keywords: Civics, citizenship, democratic education, electoral education
Ms Catherine Smyth Associate Lecturer, HSIE K-6 Curriculum and Curriculum Studies ; 4th Year B.Ed (Primary) Coordinator
Keywords: History curriculum (K-6), HSIE, Civics and Citizenship Education, primary curriculum, Global Education
Dr Yeow-Tong Chia Lecturer, History Curriculum Education
Keywords: History curriculum, citizenship education, history, state formation, comparative and international education