Triumphs Show 155: beyond trivial judgements of 'bias'

Teaching History feature: celebrating and sharing success

By Thomas Hinks, published 27th June 2014

Getting Year 10 beyond trivial judgements of ‘bias'

Towards victory in that battle...

10A were nearly a term into their GCSE history course, working on an 1890-1918 British history ‘depth study'. They had already completed work on the Liberal welfare reforms and on the women's suffrage movement, and they had been practising a range of source evaluation approaches. They were suffering, however, from an all-too-familiar problem: a refusal to look ‘beyond bias' and a failure to recognise what history teachers Lang and LeCocq pointed out so long ago ...

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