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  • Teacher Research

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    As teachers, part of our professional development is about conducting our own research. In this section you will find articles on a whole range of issues that are either designed to stimulate research or are the result of research. Maybe you are researching looking for answers to questions you currently...

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  • From Home to the Front: World War I (1914-18)

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    From Home to the Front: World War I (1914-18) in the primary school classroomEvents which encapsulate family, community, national and global history provide rich opportunities for engaging children. Some of these draw on positive memories associated with past events: the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, how people responded to the...

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  • Assessment and Progression without levels

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    Assessment and Progression without levels: where do we go from here? The new Primary History National Curriculum is finally upon us. The first thing you might notice is that the level descriptions have gone. These were first introduced in 1995 and became the mainstay for assessing pupil progression and attainment...

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  • Why stories?

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    During the Early Years and Foundation Stage children should listen to stories, ask how and why and talk about the past (DfE 2012). Young children are comfortable with stories. Through stories children extend their knowledge. They create new worlds through the powers of imagination. Stories allow children to move from...

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  • In My View: Creativity & History

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    Introduction A great deal has been written recently defining what is meant by creativity in primary education. And much has been written urging us to ‘teach creatively'. Yet there had been no exploration of what teaching creatively means in terms of teaching history until a group of colleagues and I...

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