Beginning history teachers' development: understanding progression in learning to teach history

HITT Unit 1

HA, 31st August 2009

Outline of this unit  

This unit looks at four key issues associated with the development of beginning teachers:

1. The shape of trainees learning over the year

2. What contributes to their learning

3. The place of individual agendas within a common programme for all trainees

4. Problems they may have during the year

There are questions at the end of each section. Each of these is linked to an activity and a resource which will help you to explore further that particular issue.

N.B. This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links. 

Introduction

  • Introduction

1. The shape of trainees learning over the year

  • 1. The Shape of Trainees Learning
  • 1.1 What should you expect at different times of the year?
  • 1.2 When will trainees be ready to construct a scheme of work?

2. What contributes to their learning

  • 2. What contributes to a trainees learning?
  • 2.1 Drawing on experience
  • 2.2 How can you prepare trainees to learn in school?
  • 2.3 How can you get trainees to learn from their reading?

3. The place of individual agendas within a common programme for all trainees

  • 3. Individual agendas within a common programme
  • 3.1 What different agendas might individuals have?
  • 3.2 How will you deal with conflicting agendas?

4. Problems they may have during the year

  • 4. Problems they may have during the year
  • 4.1 Problems Part 1
  • 4.2 Problems Part 2
  • 4.3 Problems Part 3
  • 4.4 Problems Part 4

5. References

  • 5. References

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