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Source Analysis Master Classes

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Curtin’s School of Education, in partnership with Hooked on Humanities, is delighted to announce three exciting Source Analysis Master Classes for modern history teachers.

Event details

Join us on Saturday 15 February, Saturday 29 February and Saturday 7 March 2020 for three unique, half-day master classes to target teaching source analysis skills to year 11 and 12 students.

Saturday 15 February, Saturday 29 February and Saturday 7 March 2020
9am to 1pm
Curtin Campus School of Education Building 501, Room 203, Kent St, Bentley WA 610
$300 (standard); $150 (Curtin staff, Curtin students and Curtin Alumni); $150(remote live-streaming)

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The workshops will be presented by Giselle Mafa and will be live-streamed for teachers who are located outside the Perth metropolitan area.

Please note that all three sessions must be attended and are included in the cost.

Examiner’s reports from 2016 highlight the difficulties students face with regard to source analysis questions and interpretations in the final 3-hour examination. These workshops are designed to support teachers with practical strategies to teach and hone these skills in their students.

Modern History teachers and HaSS teachers (year 10) who are interested in teaching critical thinking.

This session will offer teachers a range of historical sources with specific graphic organisers or visual mnemonics they can use to teach these specific skills. Teachers will be offered the opportunity to use these to work the questions under timed conditions to experience success for themselves.

Session 1: Focus on the following questions: context, message, usefulness
Session 2: Focus on: purpose, perspectives, contestability
Session 3: Focus on: insights into significance of source sets, evaluating the importance of themes in source sets.


Giselle Mafa

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Giselle Mafa launched Hooked on Humanities in January 2016 to support teachers who work to deliver quality teaching and learning experiences. In an age of ever-increasing demands on our profession, time for planning and developing is becoming increasingly scarce.

Teachers want their students to enjoy learning, recognise they are a part of a collaborative process and to experience success in this endeavour. To this end, our resources seek to engender critical thinking and foster creative solutions by offering challenging activities that are grounded in research and which recognise the demands of the 21st century classroom.

Examinations for students in Years 10 to 12 are written with adherence to the design brief provided by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The examinations have received outstanding feedback from teachers in Western Australia.