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What if social justice were a cross curriculum priority? Remembering ‘the other’ in the HSS Australian Curriculum

Ditchburn, G. (2014) What if social justice were a cross curriculum priority? Remembering ‘the other’ in the HSS Australian Curriculum. In: Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA) Conference 2014: What's Next?...for Social & Citizenship Education, 24 - 26 September 2014, Canberra, A.C.T

Abstract

The Australian Curriculum provides a detailed outline of the content, skills, capabilities and perspectives that should be taught to students in HSS/History classes. But such a weighty framework can mean that alternative perspectives, particularly historical and contemporary issues about social justice, may not be considered in school based curriculum development. Using a broadly critical theoretical base, this workshop will explore ways of incorporating a social justice perspective in HSS. With particular emphasis on incorporating ‘the other’ in examples from the HSS/ History curriculum, the workshop will raise questions about curriculum perspectives, skills and content and consider how student perspectives and actions in local contexts may be featured in school based curriculum initiatives.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Conference Website: http://sceaa.org.au/index.html
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26561
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