Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience, 4th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience, 4th Edition

Edited by Terry Haydn, Alison Stephen, James Arthur, Martin Hunt

© 2015 – Routledge

346 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415869812
pub: 2014-10-20
SAVE ~$10.59
Hardback: 9780415869799
pub: 2014-10-21
SAVE ~$35.80
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203796412
pub: 2014-10-10
from $52.95

SAVE 25%
When you buy 2 or more print books!
See final price in shopping cart.
FREE Standard Shipping!
Look Inside e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

In some hands, history can be an inspirational and rewarding subject, yet in others it can seem dry and of little relevance. Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School, now in its fourth edition and established as the leading text for all training teachers, enables you to learn to teach history in a way that pupils will find interesting, enjoyable and purposeful. It incorporates a wide range of ideas about the teaching of history with practical suggestions for classroom practice.

The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated in light of the latest curriculum and policy changes, and offers a new chapter exploring subject knowledge for effective teaching and learning.  Key topics covered include:

    • Purposes and benefits of school history
    • Planning strategies
    • Teaching approaches and methods
    • Developing pupils’ historical understanding
    • Ensuring inclusion
    • New technologies in the history classroom
    • Assessment and examinations
    • Your own continuing professional development

Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, weblinks to useful resources and a range of tasks enabling you to put learning into practice in the classroom. Written by experts in the field, Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School offers all training and newly qualified teachers comprehensive and accessible guidance to support the journey towards becoming an inspirational and engaging history teacher.

Praise for previous editions…

‘This book is without question the standard text for the history PGCE market.’ – Dr Ian Davies, University of York, UK.

'Full of good ideas and better advice … Mentors will certainly want to use it, and so, I'm sure, will the rest of the history department … Make sure they buy one, and keep your copy under lock and key.' – Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement

'A very well written and readable book. Overall, this is an excellent book and one which students and teachers outwith England would find a valuable addition to their library.' – Scottish Association of Teachers of History, Resources Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The purposes and benefits of school history

3. Subject knowledge: what do history teachers need to know?

4. Planning for learning

5. Teaching approaches and methods: what can you do in a history lesson?

6. Developing pupils’ historical understanding (1): Developing Historical Understanding (1): time, cause, change, similarity and difference, empathy, significance

7. Developing pupils’ historical Understanding (2): interpretation, accounts, substantive concepts

8. Ensuring Inclusion in the History Classroom

9. The use of new technology in the History Classroom

10. Assessment in the Classroom

11. Teaching for External Examinations

12. Continuing Professional Development

About the Editors

Terry Haydn is Professor of Education at the University of East Anglia. Before working in teacher education, he worked at an inner-city comprehensive in Manchester.

Alison Stephen is Head of History at Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester and has written articles on history teaching for Teaching History.

James Arthur is Professor in Education and Head of School at Birmingham University, and has published widely in the areas of history and citizenship education.

Martin Hunt was formerly PGCE Course Leader and Principal Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was lead author of A Practical Guide to Teaching History in the Secondary School.

About the Series

Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Designed for all students learning to teach in secondary schools, and particularly those on school-based initial teacher education courses, the books in this series complement Learning to Teach in the Secondary School and its companion, Starting to Teach in the Secondary School.  Each book in the series applies underpinning theory and addresses practical issues to support students in school and in the training institution in learning how to teach a particular subject.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary