The truth: what our students really learn about Anzac Day [Blog post]

Bedford, Alison ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6708-9896 and Barnes, Naomi (2022) The truth: what our students really learn about Anzac Day [Blog post]. EduResearch Matters, 19 April 2022.

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Abstract

Exploring what schools actually do leading up to ANZAC Day. Almost all schools commemorate Anzac Day with a service and wreath laying. This fact is contrary to Tudge's assertions that students are being taught to 'hate' their country. ANZAC History is a space in where students are taught important skills, including how to consider evidence to reach reasoned decisions. Such skills, practiced in the context of war, are vital for upskilling​ students' media literacy, preparing them for making decisions about contemporary conflicts. By understanding what is happening in Australian classrooms this Anzac Day readers will be reassured ​that their children's teachers are skilled professionals who can balance national significance with critical thinking.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 03:26
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 03:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: ANZAC Day, history, Australian Curriculum, culture wars, teachers, teaching
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48130

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