London History Forum: Widening Perspectives

HA CPD Event

Thursday 25 April 2019
UCL Institute of Education

Book your place now for this term's London History Forum at the UCL Institute of Education for an immersive evening of professional development around the theme of Widening Perspectives.

As the current National Curriculum for history states, one purpose of the history curriculum is to “help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies, the relationship between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.”

Of course widening perspectives can mean this and so much more – from what we teach, when and to whom to how we choose to teach it. The keynote speech from Will Bailey-Watson, subject lead for History PGCE at the University of Reading, will focus on widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum:

The renewed emphasis on curriculum in many schools is giving history teachers a chance to rethink and reshape their curriculums at all age groups. But how many departments and teachers are looking to go beyond a fairly chronological, canonical structure and start asking new questions about the possibilities of a history curriculum? In this keynote session Will plans to share his thoughts reflecting on classroom experience and the literature of others, and suggest some ways that more perspectives, more voices and wider horizons might form part of a coherent, powerful history curriculum at any key stage.

Join us for the next London Forum which, as always, will include workshops exploring the latest thinking and practice from well-respected teachers and historians for both Primary and Secondary teachers.

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16.45-17.00 Registration

17.00-17.50 Will Bailey-Watson (subject lead for PGCE History at the University of Reading): Widening horizons within, and beyond, the taught curriculum

17.50-18.50 Session 1: Choice from Primary or Secondary workshops

  • Primary: Paul Bracey and Helen Crawford (Senior Lecturers in history education, University of Northampton and members of HA Primary Committee and Primary History editorial board): Big pictures, many stories: making links between the particular and the general at KS1 and KS2

  • Secondary: Alison Kitson (subject lead for PGCE History at the UCL Institute of Education): A forgotten corner of the British Empire: what can we learn from the colonisation of New Zealand?

18.50-19.00 Break

17.50-18.50 Session 2: Choice from Primary or Secondary workshops

  • Primary: Karin Doull (University of Roehampton): The many faces of Britain

  • Secondary: Andrew Wrenn (History education consultant): From East Anglia to Jerusalem; Britain in Palestine at KS3

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