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Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School... Humanities: History, Geography, Religious Studies and Citizenship / Edition 1

Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School... Humanities: History, Geography, Religious Studies and Citizenship / Edition 1

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This book brings together ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education, with a cross-curricular focus, and establishes a principled framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in humanities subjects. It explores the distinctiveness of each individual subject as well as the connections that exist between them to show the natural links that can contribute to pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live in.

Drawing on case studies taken from a range of innovative secondary schools, and interrogating the use of cross-curricular approaches in UK schools, Cross Curricular Teaching and Learning in Humanities constructs a research based pedagogy with practical steps for students and teachers as they consider how cross-curricular approaches can be implemented in their own subject areas.

Key features include:

  • Theoretical examination of key issues
  • Assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of different curricular models
  • Clear principles for effective assessment
  • A wide range of case studies
  • Summaries of key research linked to suggestions for further reading
  • Professional development activities to promote cross-curricular dialogue

This timely textbook is essential reading for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and practising teachers looking to holistically introduce cross-curricular themes and practices in their own subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415561884
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Harris is Lecturer in History Education at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. He has chaired the Secondary Committee of the Historical Association, runs in-service training courses and acts as a consultant for various organisations, such as the Council of Europe.

Simon Harrison is Deputy Headteacher at Swanmore College of Technology. He has run training events for the Historical Association (of which he is Secondary Committee Chair), Schools History Project and the SSAT. He has also written for the journals Teaching History and CPD Update.

Richard McFahn is General Adviser for School’s Support and Intervention with responsibility for Humanities. He has run numerous in-service training events for the Historical Association and is a regular workshop leader at the annual Schools History Project Conference. He is a member of the Historical Association’s Secondary Committee and a member of the Geographical Association.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What are the humanities and what is the context for cross-curricular teaching and learning?

Chapter 2: Cross-curricular approaches to the humanities – how might a school shape its curriculum?

Chapter 3: Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the humanities and Beyond

Chapter 4: Promoting Enquiry and independent learning

Chapter 5: Using talk to support thinking in the humanities

Chapter 6: Teaching controversial and sensitive topics

Chapter 7: Assessment and Progression within the humanities

Chapter 8 Future Directions


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