Krishnan Guru-Murthy presents ‘The Big Debate’, pitting the progressive model of teaching history against the traditional approach.
Should the focus be on discrete subject teaching of our chronological island story, or is the more thematic, cross-curricular approach the right model? Is the point of history in schools to learn facts about our past or to build a critical understanding? Who decides what aspects of history to cover? Supporters of the different approaches explain their positions and answer questions from the audience of teachers, historians, parents and pupils.