2nd Edition

Debates in History Teaching

Edited By Ian Davies Copyright 2017
    322 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    322 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its second edition, Debates in History Teaching remains at the cutting edge of history education. It has been fully updated to take into account the latest developments in policy, research and professional practice. With further exploration into the major issues that history teachers encounter in their daily professional lives, it provides fresh guidance for thinking and practice for teachers within the UK and beyond.

    Written by a range of experts in history education, chapters cover all the key issues needed for clear thinking and excellent professional action. This book will enable you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include:

    • What is happening today in history education?
    • What is the purpose of history teaching?
    • What do history teachers need to know?
    • What are the key trends and issues in international contexts?
    • What is the role of evidence in history teaching and learning?
    • How should you make use of ICT in your lessons?
    • Should moral learning be an aim of history education?
    • How should history learning be assessed?

    Debates in History Teaching remains essential reading for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development or Master's-level study.

    Introducing Debates in History Teaching Ian Davies Section 1 Debates in history teaching: key contexts Primary history: current themes Michael Maddison Secondary history: current themes Terry Haydn History 16-19 Diana Laffin Trends and issues in history education in international contexts Alan Sears Section 2: Debating curriculum issues in history History education and historical literacy Peter Lee Frameworks of knowledge: dilemmas and debates Dennis Shemilt and Jonathan Howson The fertility of substantive knowledge: in search of its hidden, generative power Christine Counsell Historical interpretations Arthur Chapman Historical change and continuity: how are history teachers developing it? Christine Counsell Causal explanation Arthur Chapman Understanding historical evidence:  teaching and learning challenges Rosalyn Ashby Chronological understanding Simon Butler Section 3: Debating the purpose and expression of History education Truth in history education Terry Haydn British values, citizenship and the teaching of history Richard Harris Moral education, character education and history Andrew Peterson Diversity and history education Paul Bracey, Darius Jackson and Alison Gove Humphries Section 4: Debating the teaching and learning of history Raising attainment Dale Banham Literacies Paula Mountford Learning outside the classroom Helen Snelson Technology in the History classroom: lost in the web? Ben Walsh Teaching sensitive and controversial issues Matthew Davies Teacher Education in History Alison Kitson Assessment Michael Fordham


    Professor Ian Davies is based at the Department of Education at the University of York, UK.