Wednesday 23 January
“When do students learn about the Holocaust?” – this is a question the Education team is often asked. It is an important question as our education programs are linked to the NSW History, Modern History and Legal Studies curriculum, a large number of students coming to the museum as part of their studies in these subjects. For our guides, it is important to have an understanding of what students are learning, what students may or may not bring to a tour, how the syllabus is structured, what teachers might be expecting, and how the museum/the Holocaust/Human Rights fits into students’ broader studies.
In this lecture the NSW History, Modern History and Legal Studies curricula will be unpacked for Museum guides by two experts. Dr Kay Carroll of Western Sydney University will be speaking to the History as well as the Modern History curriculum and Nathan Fallon of the McDonald College will be unravelling the Legal Studies curriculum. Following, Education Officer, Breann Fallon, will join the dots between these curricula and our education programs, namely our Holocaust program and Human rights programs
Dr Kay Carroll is a Lecturer in History Education and the Coordinator of the Secondary Teaching Program, Western Sydney University. Current research and teaching interests are History Curriculum and Pedagogy. She has been a former Vice President of the History Teachers’ Association of NSW (HTANSW) and History Educator for Macquarie University, Australian Catholic University and University of New South Wales. Previously she has been a HSIE Head of Department and teacher across catholic, independent and state schools. More recently she has supported the implementation of the NSW History Syllabus K-10 across catholic schools. She has published texts and journals in Global Education, Historical Inquiry and Pedagogy.
Nathan Fallon is an awarded HSIE teacher who currently works at the McDonald College of Performing Arts. Nathan firmly believes there are no lone-wolves in effective education communities, only collaborative relationships founded on a passion for seeing students of all abilities and walks of life flourish in positive learning environments that foster every student’s potential. At the College, Nathan is the coordinator of Legal Studies, Modern History, and Stage 5 History. In addition to these roles Nathan works as a year coordinator for Year 10. Nathan is passionate about social justice and its advocacy, being a founding member of the College’s Reconciliation Action Plan group and is currently involved in the implementation of College-wide reconciliation initiatives. This year Nathan received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Rotary Club of Burwood.