However, our current (& future) ITE system, rooted in the ECF and CCF means many get very limited subject specific input. See my thoughts on this issue HERE.
This year I’m using a Schools History Project (SHP) lens to explore the core things I wish every new history teacher knew at the beginning of their teaching career to enable them to thrive in the long term. In my view there has never been a more important time to keep principles at the heart of history teaching. You can find out more about the SHP Principles HERE or see the summary below.
I will be adding new blogs each week initially. This page will be a landing page to see all of them in one place. I hope they are useful to anyone setting out on this journey, or indeed anyone responsible for training or mentoring a new history teacher.
As ever please do leave comments or questions below, or get in touch with me on Twitter @apf102.
Things I wish every history teacher knew...
- 12 September: Why do we need to think about how we learn as teaching professionals?
- 19 September: Why do we teach history at all?
- 26 September: How do we help young people understand how history works?
- 3 October: What does 'developing knowledge' look like in history?