‘Why do historians reach differing conclusions about the same event?(HA0912)

Provider: Historical Association
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Description ‘Why do historians reach differing conclusions about the same event’ is a new online CPD course run by Ben Walsh for the Historical Association. The course will run from September to October 2012. What exactly do we mean by historical interpretation? How is it different from any other kind of interpretation? Why is it so difficult to teach, and what can we reasonably expect from students in terms of their understanding of this concept? Many students are astonished to discover that ideas and knowledge in History change. A common view is that since historical events are past - facts, in effect - and cannot be changed, History teachers simply teach those events. Students want to know ‘what really happened,’ and find it hard to accept that we might never know for sure! How do you cope with this, and help them realise the provisional nature of much historical writing? This course will explore these issues.
Duration four weeks

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Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Humanities, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Gifted and Talented, Subject Knowledge, Online, Webinar, Discussion forums
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Confidence in helping students understand how and why different interpretations of historical events exist.

To help students develop their own interpretations of historical events.

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The course will run over four weeks. Each week there will be a variety of individual and collaborative activities, to do both online and back in your school, supported by a discussion forum. Each week is planned to take you up to five hours to successfully complete and it will allow you some flexibility on when and where you complete the activities. The course design draws upon the latest research into the design and practice of elearning. It has been written, and will be led by, Ben Walsh who has extensive experience of both teaching and learning about Interpretations and of teaching adults online.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.