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Working with Historians and Historical Interpretations in Schools: Event Report

Arthur Chapman’s introduction to the day Arthur introduced the day by problematising the use of historians in the classroom. Those present were reminded of the very narrow approach taken to historical interpretations, considering academic writing alone with an exam-board driven … Continue reading

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Working with Historians and Historical Interpretations in Schools

UCL IoE, 15th June 2019, 11am-4pm This free day-seminar (11am-4pm) at UCL Institute of education will explore working with historical interpretation and historiography with contributions from history education researchers, history teachers and historians. The event will explore historical interpretation and … Continue reading

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Small Cards, Big Picture: Constructing students’ narrative frameworks

A HIESIG Open Seminar, Monday 9th April 2018, UCL Institute of Education, 5.30-7.30pm Dr. Lindsay Gibson, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta Most history teachers agree that one of the purposes of learning history should be to develop students’ ability … Continue reading

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Using the Past in Education. Free Day symposium (11.30am-7.00pm), Thu 22 March 2018

Organised by the International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE) and the London History in Education Special Interest Group (HiESIG), this free event will focus on the ‘uses’ of the past in educational settings – in schools, colleges and … Continue reading

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The TeachFirst / Harris History / UCL Institute of Education London History Teachmeet 19th March

An opportunity for all History teachers of varying experience to share great ideas, passions and insight for effective learning. A fun, free and informal event joinly organised by TeachFirst and their History ambassadors, history consultants from the Harris Federation and … Continue reading

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Characterising curricular goals for secondary students’ written historical arguments

Jim Carroll, History Teacher, Esher College and PhD candidate, University of Cambridge UCL Institute of Education, 14th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm.  Abstract/Event Summary In this seminar, I will outline trends in history education regarding approaches to teaching secondary students how to … Continue reading

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Investigating Historical Reasoning in the Classroom

Professor Carla van Boxtel & Dr. Jannet van Drie, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam Monday, 16th October 2017, UCL Institute of Education, 5.30-7.30pm In this seminar Professor Carla van Boxtel & Dr. Jannet van Drie, … Continue reading

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Building Powerful Knowledge in History

Professor Michael Young, Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education 25th September, 4.30-6.30. Building on discussions about powerful knowledge and history education, Michael Young will reflect on the links (and lack of links) between the sociology of … Continue reading

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Using historical enquiry to explore the First World War, UCL IoE 23rd May 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Individual people, stories, places and moments can be used to stimulate students’ interest in the First World War and bring the past to life. But how can we use these experiences to help them explore some of the wider questions … Continue reading

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History Education In Challenging Times: Meeting ‘The Other’ Across Time And Space HEIRNET, 2017

The 2017 History Educator’s International Research Network (HEIRNET) conference will take place between Wednesday August 30th to Friday 1st September in the Dublin City University [DCU] Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin, Ireland. Conference themes are registration details are … Continue reading

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