Course: Teaching History – What are these historical skills (Non Specialist) (FD)
Date: 3rd July 2015
Time: 10:00 – 15:15 (refreshments available 09:00 – 16:00)
Audience: Class teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Non History Specialists, Folk interested in developing their history skills
Cost: £165 per person
Course Summary: This day seeks to give you an outline of the main historical skills, a summary of their progression and ideas of how they might be progressively taught through the primary school years.
Historical knowledge, empathy, chronology, supported arguments, recognising bias, judgement, facts and figures, causation, evidence are all elements of good history. Some are relatively easy to teach others require a whole host of sub skills to be in place first. This day seeks to establish what makes okay, good and excellent historians; how the skills progress and ways to support learners improve their historical skills. During the day practical classroom activities will be given so that attendees can build their own portfolio of preferred activities.