What is history teaching?

language, ideas, and meaning in learning about the past
Author: Christopher T. Husbands
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
Category: Education
Page: 148
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* How do pupils make sense of the past? * What is the relationship between the way historians construct interpretations of the past and the way pupils learn history in schools? This book draws together developments in a wide range of fields: in academic history, in the study of language and in classroom research on pupil learning, as the basis for a distinctive approach to the teaching and learning of history in school. Chris Husbands analyses four approaches to learning about the past: through looking at evidence, through the language of the past, through story and through the imagination. He emphasises the ways in which pupils and historians structure their own interpretations of history and considers the implications for teachers by examining the ways in which classroom talk, writing and assessment can support the development of sophisticated understandings of the past.

Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture

Author: Joseph Zajda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401797293
Category: Education
Page: 197
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This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.

Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places

A guide for primary school teachers
Author: Lynne Dixon,Alison Hales
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136280588
Category: Education
Page: 208
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A much-needed and delightful book. It shows how history can be taught with the meaningful experiences of each child at its centre, making connections between the child, the locality and community, the national and global past and concepts of time. Throughout the authors empower teachers to adopt their philosophy, by showing them how to plan, select resources and strategies and reflect on ideas and case studies. Hilary Cooper, Emeritus professor of history and pedagogy, The University of Cumbria, UK. Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places puts the local environment and community at the heart of history, showing how it can be used as the context for successful history teaching across the primary age range. It considers how to develop children’s concepts and skills through local history, how to link local, national and global aspects of history, and helps you develop your own historical knowledge, understanding and confidence in teaching the subject. Practical topics explored include: Investigating children’s cultural and geographical roots through fieldwork Finding and visiting local museums, archives and heritage sights Choosing and using resources Using significant people, events and buildings to link with national history Environmental education and sustainable development through local history Understanding the links between history and everyday life Planning and assessing history. Based on the latest research and practice in the field, Bringing History Alive through Local People and Places offers an exciting template of creative ideas and activities to show teachers how they can make history relevant to all children.

Teaching and Learning History, 11-18

Understanding the Past
Author: Alison Kitson,Chris Husbands,Susan Steward
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523822X
Category: History
Page: 189
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Drawing on cutting edge research and practice, this book draws together recent thinking in teaching and learning in history, teaching and learning in secondary education more generally and classroom-based research to provide a radical re-thinking of the practices of teaching and learning about the past at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The Teaching of History in Primary Schools

Implementing the Revised National Curriculum
Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115172
Category: Education
Page: 208
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

History teachers in the making

professional learning
Author: Anna Pendry,Christopher T. Husbands
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335198269
Category: Education
Page: 164
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Social Studies for the Twenty-first Century

Methods and Materials for Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools, 3rd Edition
Author: Jack Zevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135687765
Category: Education
Page: 456
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Revised and updated second edition offers an overall framework to guide teaching in setting objectives, devising lessons, and choosing classroom strategies, as well as assistance in constructing tests.

Debates in History Teaching

Author: Ian Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136829431
Category: Education
Page: 290
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What are the key debates in history teaching today? Debates in History Teaching explores the major issues all history teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. Written by a range of history professionals, chapters tackle established and contemporary issues enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include: What is the purpose of history teaching? What do history teachers need to know? Should ‘academic history’ be taught in the classroom? What is the role of evidence in history teaching and learning? How should you make use of ICT in your lessons? Should moral learning be an aim of history education? How should history learning be assessed? With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in History Teaching is the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.

A History of ELT, Second Edition

Author: A.P.R. Howatt,H.G. Widdowson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194421850
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 417
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This revised and updated history covers the Renaissance to the present day, covering all the important phases of the history of English language teaching from a global perspective.

Teaching History 3-11

Author: Lucy O'Hara,Mark O'Hara
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826451125
Category: Education
Page: 206
View: 1884

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These books provide a constructive, highly accessible and, above all, practical introduction to the teaching of Geography and History in early years and primary settings. In particular, they prepare initial teacher training students to meet government requirements for entry into the teaching profession. These are comprehensive guides to: o Geographical and historical knowledge and understandingo Planning, teaching and class managemento Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountabilityo General professional requirements>

Doing History

Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools
Author: Linda S. Levstik,Keith C. Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317815688
Category: Education
Page: 222
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Now in its fifth edition, Doing History offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social studies curriculum. The premise is that children can engage in valid forms of historical inquiry—collecting and analyzing data, examining the perspectives of people in the past, considering multiple interpretations, and creating evidence-based historical accounts. Grounded in contemporary sociocultural theory and research, the text features vignettes in each chapter showing communities of teachers and students doing history in environments rich in literature, art, writing, discussion, and debate. The authors explain how the teaching demonstrated in the vignettes reflects basic principles of contemporary learning theory. Doing History emphasizes diversity of perspectives in two ways: readers encounter students from a variety of backgrounds, and students themselves look at history from multiple perspectives. It provides clear guidance in using multiple forms of assessment to evaluate the specifically historical aspects of children’s learning.

History and English in the Primary School

Exploiting the Links
Author: Pat Hoodless
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134705646
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Changes to the primary curriculum over recent years have widened choice for all, yet the current wave of thinking seems determined to retreat 'back to basics'. This vibrant volume examines the many ways in which history can include and complement the teaching of English, to the greater benefit of both. Enthusiastic practitioners explain how lively classroom activities can influence the level of children's literacy, which means that the importance of the basics is recognised without compromising on the choice of subjects open to children. History emerges as a wonderful tool for exploring not only language and literature, but also as a way of stimulating the imagination and encouraging talk. The contributors here are all passionate about this vital link between two complementary subject areas and will convincingly win you over. The book is an invaluable companion for the student teacher, primary teacher and teacher educator.

Teaching With Dear America Books

Author: Jeannette Sanderson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439105477
Category: Education
Page: 80
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A teaching guide to American history using the historical fiction series includes a variety of creative activities.

Teaching and Learning in the Early Years

Author: David Whitebread,Penelope Coltman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134463995
Category: Education
Page: 384
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History

Author: Terry Haydn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135121060
Category: Education
Page: 200
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Nearly all history teachers are interested in how new technology might be used to improve teaching and learning in history. However, not all history departments have had the time, expertise and guidance which would enable them to fully explore the wide range of ways in which ICT might help them to teach their subject more effectively. This much-needed collection offers practical guidance and examples of the ways in which new technology can enhance pupil engagement in the subject, impact on knowledge retention, get pupils learning outside the history classroom, and help them to work collaboratively using a range of Web 2.0 applications. The chapters, written by experienced practitioners and experts in the field of history education and ICT, explore topics such as: how to design web interactivities for your pupils what can you accomplish with a wiki how to get going in digital video editing what to do with the VLE? making best use of the interactive whiteboard designing effective pupil webquests digital storytelling in history making full use of major history websites using social media. Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History is essential reading for all trainee, newly qualified and experienced teachers of history. It addresses many of the problems, barriers and dangers which new technology can pose, but it also clearly explains and exemplifies the wide range of ways in which ICT can be used to radically improve the quality of pupils’ experience of learning history.

Learning in the Early Years

A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-7
Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Category: Education
Page: 226
View: 333

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This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.

Understanding history teaching

Author: Christopher T. Husbands,Alison Kitson,Anna Pendry
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335212729
Category: Education
Page: 173
View: 985

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* Why do we teach and learn about the past? * How is history taught in schools? * What are the influences on the way teachers teach and pupils learn about the past? History is one of the most ideologically disputed of school subjects. Over the past generation, the subject has experienced fundamental changes in content, pedagogy and approach. This book is the first detailed account of the way history is taught in schools to be published for 30 years. Drawing on fieldwork in comprehensive schools, and on research studies worldwide, the authors pose fundamental questions about the way teachers teach and learners learn. They consider its purposes on teaching about the past in a world of accelerating change. The book sets out to explore the realities of classroom history teaching and to offer pointers for the development on the subject in a new century.

Literary Studies in Action

Author: Alan Durant,Nigel Fabb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134971281
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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`This is a textbook for the times, which addresses itself brilliantly to the twin phenomena of expanding horizons and diminishing resources of English studies.' - David Lodge