Move Me On 155: Historical Intepretation vs. Opinion

Teaching History feature

By HA, published 27th June 2014

This issue's problem: Helena Swannick tends to treat differences between historical interpretations simply as matters of opinion.

Helena Swannick is a career changer who has decided to come into teaching after many years' working in human resources and some time at home caring for two young children. Her degree was a combined English and History course, and although her passion for history is obvious, she has expressed occasional anxiety about the depth and range of her subject knowledge. She found the pace of the programme very challenging at first, but grew in confidence over the course of the first term. She has a warm and engaging manner and thinks hard about how to capture students' interest and encourage them to participate...

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