There are so many potential topics to choose from when designing a history curriculum that it becomes intimidating for many heads of department. What do we do? How do we do it? What are we missing? What if we don’t cover x, y or z? The most important thing we can do, is take aContinue reading “The Historical Lens”
We must consider the above as the fundamentals to our classroom practice and constantly be thinking about how we can help the students engage with them. If we do the above four elements well, no easy task, our students will thrive in history as a result.
“Now, it has to be said that all of this is subject to consultation and review but if you gauge the general reaction to this news I feel like the history changes will probably go ahead which begs the question – what module do we drop?”
Be on it. You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of your department like the back of your hand.
” As a head of department, it’s the kind of information I need to see in order to see where there are gaps in my curriculum and teaching.”
“I think that when used correctly, data can be one of the most important and useful sources for improving departments and classroom teaching as long as we ask the right questions.”