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ERIC Number: EJ1087622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Taking the Plunge: Developing Independent Learning with Year 7
Carrier, Jaya
Teaching History, n161 p30-36 Dec 2015
Jaya Carrier's decision to focus on developing a more independent approach to learning in history at Key Stage 3 was prompted by concerns about her A-level students. In seeking to establish secure foundations for students' own historical research, Carrier first examined the assumptions of her colleagues and her students. She quickly recognised that the success of any more independent enquiry would depend as much on addressing misconceptions about independent learning in history as on structuring the enquiry effectively to ensure that students developed the range of knowledge necessary to answer the question and that those who struggled with certain aspects (such as locating sources) would not be excluded from subsequent stages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)