What is the role of the humanities in the modern school? Should geography, history, RE and Citizenship teachers remain faithful to long-standing subject cultures and pedagogies? Or is there another way to consider how the curriculum, and the notion of individual subjects and teachers’ pedagogy, could be constructed?
Drawing on case studies taken from a range of innovative secondary schools, and interrogating the use of cross-curricular approaches in UK schools, Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in Humanities constructs a research based pedagogy with practical steps for students and teachers as they consider how cross-curricular approaches can be implemented in their own subject areas.
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Part of the Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School series, this timely interdisciplinary textbook is essential reading for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and practising teachers looking to holistically introduce cross-curricular themes and practices in secondary Humanities teaching.
Chapter 1: What are the humanities and what is the context for cross-curricular teaching and learning?
Chapter 2: Cross-curricular approaches to the humanities – how might a school shape its curriculum?
Chapter 3: Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the humanities and Beyond
Chapter 4: Promoting Enquiry and independent learning
Chapter 5: Using talk to support thinking in the humanities
Chapter 6: Teaching controversial and sensitive topics
Chapter 7: Assessment and Progression within the humanities
Chapter 8 Future Directions
This new series brings together the ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education, with a cross-curricular focus to establish a principled framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in secondary schools. Each book analyses the general principles and pedagogies underpinning cross-curricular themes with practical steps for students and teachers to implement in the classroom.
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