Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School : A Companion to School Experience

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In some hands, history can be an inspirational and rewarding subject, yet in others it can seem dry and of little relevance. The aim of this textbook is to enable student teachers to learn to teach history in a way that pupils will find interesting, enjoyable and purposeful. It incorporates a wide range of ideas about the teaching of history with practical suggestions for classroom practice. This is the third edition of a textbook that has established itself as the leading text for student teachers of history. It has been thoroughly updated, with a revised chapter on the use of ICT in history teaching and major new sections in the areas of inclusion, resources, assessment and professional development. It provides an array of references and materials that give a sound theoretical foundation for the teaching of history, including weblinks to further resources. A range of tasks enable students to put their learning into practice in the classroom. The book also provides reference and access to a wide range of recent and relevant research in the field of history education, which will be of use to student teachers pursuing courses that have a Masters Level component.
In all, it is an invaluable resource for student and beginning history teachers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 172 x 240 x 20mm | 539.77g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0415437857
  • 9780415437851
  • 278,376

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'An excellent companion to Learning to Teach in Secondary School ... full of good ideas and better advice ... Mentors will certainly want to use it, and so, I'm sure, will the rest of the history department ... Make sure they buy one, and keep your copy under lock and key.' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement 'A very well written and readable book. Overall, this is an excellent book and one which students and teachers outwith England would find a valuable addition to their library.' - Scottish Association of Teachers of History, Resources Review
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Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. The place of history in the school curriculum 3. Planning for learning 4. Learning strategies and the use of language 5. Developing historical understanding (1) 6. Developing historical understanding (2) 7. Ensuring Inclusion in the History Classroom 8. The use of new technology in the history classroom 9. The use of resources in the teaching of history 10. Assessment in the classroom 11. Teaching for external examinations 12. Continuing professional development.
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About Terry Haydn

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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