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ERIC Number: EJ1057305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
From a Compartmentalised to a Complicated Past: Developing Transferable Knowledge at A-Level
Stacey-Chapman, Andrew
Teaching History, n158 p8-15 Mar 2015
Students find it difficult to join up the different things they study into a complex account of the past. Examination specifications do not necessarily help with this because of the way in which history is divided up into different "units", a problem exacerbated by textbooks being designed for particular exam topics. Stacey-Chapman describes this problem as one of students needing the ability to see how one bit of history might serve a role in multiple narratives. He reached the conclusion that careful thought about long-term planning is needed, particularly in terms of explicitly teaching students how knowledge of the past can be transferred from one context to another.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom