Welcome to History Talks

Introduction (Task 1)

This website has been developed to showcase my learning in my university unit ICT in the classroom. The culmination of my learning will result in the development of an authentic learning project to demonstrate how technology can be integrated into the classroom as cognitive tools to support student learning and engagement.   

The teaching area I have selected for this task is History.

History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. ...

The process of historical inquiry develops transferable skills, such as the ability to ask relevant questions; critically analyse and interpret sources; consider context; respect and explain different perspectives; develop and substantiate interpretations, and communicate effectively. (The Australian Curriculum, n.d. para. 1).