ERIC Number: EJ1155902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Managing the Scope of Study: Is It as Easy as Key Stage 3?
Teaching History, n168 p37-45 Sep 2017
Anna Dickson and her department sought a solution to the challenges posed to their pupils by the expanded curricular scope of the new GCSE. In particular, they wanted to address the difficulties their pupils experienced in understanding the Cold War. Dickson outlines here how she drew on the work of other history teachers theorising about the transferability of knowledge, to design an enquiry for Year 9 that would make her pupils "GCSE-ready," without directly repeating topics or narrowing the curriculum. She explores how her enquiry provided substantive knowledge to support her pupils when they came to study the Cold War. Dickson also suggests how her approach to the teaching of interpretations strengthened pupils' disciplinary knowledge of history, underpinning their ability to answer questions about interpretations at GCSE.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, International Relations, World History, Educational Principles, Theory Practice Relationship, Historical Interpretation, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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