Grammar. Nazis. Historically rigorous approaches to integrating literacy into lessons

HA Annual Conference 2017 Workshop Material

Jim Carroll, last updated: 8th June 2017

This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester.

Jim Carroll, Esher College

History education stakeholders often report that students find extended writing prohibitively demanding. These stakeholders’ respective proposed solutions, however, have often been pluralistic to the point of contradiction. By systematically drawing on the recommendations made by both the history teachers’ ‘extended writing movement’ and Australian genre theorists, however, small-scale successes might be scaled up into widespread solutions. These solutions might then enable more students to meet the standards of historical academic scholarship in their extended writing. 

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