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1st Edition

History, ICT and Learning in the Secondary School

ISBN 9780415263498
Published February 20, 2003 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the current use and potential of ICT in the secondary history curriculum, and offers sound theory and practical advice to help secondary history teachers use ICT effectively.

Key areas covered include:

  • getting started in ICT and history
  • short, medium and long-term planning
  • using ICT to develop historical understanding and skills
  • data handling in the history classroom
  • ICT and maps
  • integrating virtual resources with the real world of teaching and learning.

With contributions from leading academics and practitioners in history education, this book will be important reading for all secondary history teachers and trainee teachers, but will be of interest to upper primary school teachers too.

Table of Contents

1. Computers and History: Rhetoric, Reality and the Lessons of the Past 2. The Use of ICT for Teaching History: Slow Growth, Some Green Shoots 3. The Forgotten Games Kit: Putting Historical Thinking First in Long, Medium and Short-term Planning 4. Building Learning Packages: Integrating Virtual Resources with the Real World of Teaching and Learning 5. Relating the General to the Particular: Data Handling and Historical Learning,  6. Maps and ICT: A Significant Development for Teachers of History 7. Using ICT to Develop Historical Understanding and Skills 8. What do they do with the Information,  9. Getting Started in HIstory and ICT 10. History, ICT and Learning 2002-2010

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Terry Haydn is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of East Anglia. Christine Counsell is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Cambridge.