ERIC Number: EJ1100112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
New, Novice or Nervous? The "Quick" Guide to the "No-Quick-Fix"
Teaching History, n162 p42-43 Mar 2016
"Teaching History" presents "New, Novice or Nervous (NNN)" for those new to the published writings of history teachers. Each problem newcomers wrestle with is one other teachers have wrestled with too. Quick fixes do not exist. But in others' writing, there is something better: "conversations in which other history teachers have debated or tackled your problems." This edition's NNN problem is: NNN Planning and teaching the thematic study in the new General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Thematic studies have been a long-standing feature of the Schools History Project (SHP) GCSE specifications in England and Wales; but for teachers of "Modern World" GCSE specifications, the thematic study in the new GCSE specifications for teaching in England from September 2016 is unfamiliar territory. Whether new to teaching GCSE, or perhaps wanting to refresh schemes of work, taking account of the greater emphasis on comparative and thematic questions, or moving to one of the new thematic studies on migration or political power, the work of history teachers in recent decades provides many useful starting points for thematic study novices, as well as ideas for seizing the historical and analytical opportunities that the thematic study offers.
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Thematic Approach, Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)