Immersive experiences help teachers develop

Residential courses such as those run by US heritage sites provide a model for better in-depth teacher training in the UK, writes Bill O’Brien-Blake

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All of us who arrived on that hot and muggy day at the The Monticello Teacher Institute’s Barringer Research Fellowship knew Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton lyrics off by heart. We had committed to memory his unforgiving representation of Thomas Jefferson and were keen to discuss the short shrift he’d been given by the most successful Broadway musical of the decade.

Monticello was Jefferson’s home when not serving his nation. It is also an artwork of his own architectural design and the only house in the US designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Barringer Research Fellowship is an ...

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