Melanie Jones

Positive reflections: history teaching in 2016-2017

Now more than ever, the teaching of history in schools needs an approach that empowers all students

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This year, as the UK renegotiates its position within Europe and debates rage about immigration, it is more important than ever for all students to see themselves reflected positively, as well as negatively, in how we teach history.

It is up to teachers to interpret the sources and the programmes of study that they use in a way that enables the teaching of history in a multi-perspective way that empowers all students. We also need to think about the lessons that we can learn from history and ask whether the current curriculum is providing the right opportunities for valuable discussion and ...

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