Miss, now I can see why that was so important: using ICT to enrich overview at GCSE

Teaching History article

By Maria Osowiecki, published 1st December 2006

Reflection and evaluation are key tools in the box of the successful history teacher. However, a focus on resources or exam results is futile unless a desire to develop pupils’ historical understanding is at the heart of the evaluation process. Maria Osowiecki’s department faced two problems: how to develop their pupils’ understanding of overview and the big picture of the past, and how to use ICT equipment effectively to enhance the learning of the same pupils. The resulting creative approaches lead to motivated pupils with a more structured map of the past in their minds, a fuller sense of where their knowledge fits and a developing sense of what historical significance is all about.

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