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Debates in History Teaching

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  • Edition: 0th
  • Author: Davies, Ian
  • ISBN: 9781136829444
  • Print ISBN: 9780415571623
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 303
  • Ebook format: PDF

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.



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