Teaching the History Threshold Learning Outcomes to First-Year Students

Clark, Jennifer and Jones, Adrian and Thomas, Theda and Allen, Pamela and Cole, Bronwyn and Lawrence, Jill ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Sheridan-Burns, Lynette and Wallace, Joy (2018) Teaching the History Threshold Learning Outcomes to First-Year Students. In: Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards. Springer Nature, Singapore, Singapore, pp. 59-87. ISBN 9789811300462


Abstract

takeholder ownership and implementation are crucial when applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to the development of curriculum. Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) are a case in point. While they might seem to be triumphs of managerialism over pedagogy, we argue that they can be used to build lecturers’ deep engagement with the teaching of their discipline and thus foster sustainable change. By extending the professional use of TLOs, beyond the stages of agreement, establishment and early dissemination, to the point of implementation, we offer a framework for how to elicit collegial conversations to improve teaching and learning practice in history. First, we combine ‘Decoding the Disciplines’ methods developed by historians at Indiana University. Second, we add key principles of first-year pedagogy, associated with Sally Kift. Third, we link to Threshold Learning Outcomes. The framework is supplemented by a good practice guide that translates our theoretical model into practical strategies in teaching and assessment.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 Jul 2013 - 28 Feb 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 Jul 2013 - 28 Feb 2019)
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 05:16
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum development; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs); Decoding the Disciplines; first-year pedagogy
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0047-9_4
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38505

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