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Teachers as transformation agents: what is the role of teachers in transforming their discipline into a school subject?

28 April, 2021, 5-7pm GMT Dr Alison Kitson, UCL Institute of Education This seminar shares research into the practice of three expert teachers with a particular focus on the kinds of knowledge they draw on in their practice and the … Continue reading

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What is School History For? Problems and possibilities – web lecture and discussion

University of Oulu, Centre for Philosophical Studies of History, 25th March 2-4pm GMT, Online. Dr Arthur Chapman, UCL Institute of Education This talk will explore a number of possible answers to the question of the aims and purposes of school … Continue reading

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Knowing History in Schools: Powerful Knowledge and the Powers of Knowledge – Book Launch Symposium

24th February, 5-7pm GMT, Zoom This symposium launches the open access UCL Press book Knowing History in Schools: Powerful knoweldge and the powers of teaching. Three contributors to the book will contribute short presentations on the arguments of the book. … Continue reading

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#Pastfwd2020 Launch

A new international seminar series – @Pastfwrd2020 – launched on the 10th June with an online presentation by Dr Arthur Chapman followed by Twitter discussion under the hashtag #pastfwd. The presentation is embedded below. The Pastfwd website is: https://pastfwd.weebly.com/.  

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Interpreting Peterloo

© Trustees of the British Museum   The link below on this page will take you to a folder containing materials for a three-lesson enquiry for Year 8 students (13/14 year-olds) focused on historical interpretation and representations of the Peterloo … Continue reading

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The History Educatorion Research Journal

The History Education Research Journal is a free, open access, peer reviewed internatioinal research journal focused on all aspects of teaching and learning in history in formal and informal educational contexts. It is published by UCL Press, a major university … Continue reading

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Do you teach about the Holocaust in an English secondary school?

Do you teach about the Holocaust in an English secondary school? If yes, please take part in this national survey. The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education is conducting an exciting new study to explore teaching about the Holocaust in English … Continue reading

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The Terrible Tale of Alphonse the Camel and Frank the Camel-killer, re-animated

Arthur Chapman has produced an animated version of his ‘Alphonse the Camel’ story, first published in Teaching History 112 in 2003. It is available on Youtube at the link below. The original article, Camels, Diamonds and Counter-factuals: A model for … Continue reading

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Developing Students’ Understanding of Historical Interpretations

The unabridged version of Arthur Chapman’s guide to teaching about historical interpretations is now available as an open access download here on the Pearson website.

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Enquiring into the Holocaust: Knowledge, Understanding, Pedagogy

The event will consist of two presentations on enquiry in Holocaust education, as follows: In defence of understanding instead of chasing unicorns Darius Jackson, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education Using concepts in teaching about the Holocaust Dr Andy Pearce, UCL … Continue reading

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