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

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Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School

In some hands history can be an inspirational and rewarding subject, yet in others it can seem dry and of little relevance. The purpose of this book is to enable you 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, and ideas for further investigations of particular aspects of teaching and learning in history. The book also covers questions such as how to provide for differentiated learning and how to utilize the potential of new technology in the history classroom.

This book is a revised edition of the highly successful first edition, which has established itself as the student reference guide for student teachers of history. The new edition has an updated chapter on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and reflects the recent changes in emphasis in the history curriculum including citizenship and social, cultural and ethnic diversity. The induction of newly qualified teachers will be addressed as will recent concerns about teachers' subject knowledge.

Terry Haydn is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of East Anglia.

James Arthur is Professor in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Martin Hunt formerly PGCE course leader and Principal Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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