Initial Teacher Education

History Initial Teacher Education

Hardwick Hall

 

"In addition to the support provided by tutors and mentors, there is a sense of being part of a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for history and a desire to communicate this to pupils."

Do you want to make history come alive for all young people? Our course will enable you to become a teacher who can make a real difference to the lives of pupils from every background, ensuring they have a meaningful and engaging experience of history during their time at school. We will support you in developing your own philosophy of teaching history based on innovative and evidenced based practice.

We work with you and our partner schools and school mentors to ensure you have a substantive understanding of history based on extensive subject knowledge and continued engagement with historical scholarship.

Our partnership schools are diverse and represent the full breadth of communities in our region.  We are keen to educate history teachers who will seek to ensure all children see themselves represented in the history curriculum and are supported to understand how globalised histories interact to develop our national historical narrative.

What you will cover

You will:

  • develop a substantive understanding of history based on extensive subject knowledge and a deep appreciation of historical concepts and processes 
  • understand how the history curriculum is constructed and how different voices are represented within, or excluded from, the curriculum  
  • explore a range of different approaches and activities used in history classrooms
  • work closely with local partners such as the National Holocaust Centre to develop your understanding of history outside the classroom
  • examine how historical sites, fieldwork visits and museums can support and enhance pupil learning
  • develop a substantive understanding of history based on extensive subject knowledge and a deep appreciation of historical concepts and processes
  • be introduced to the local, national and international history community and the ongoing professional development conversations between history teachers

You will be encouraged to utilise your passion for the subject to develop inventive ways to engage your pupils with the past. You will work with them to analyse, interpret, evaluate and contextualise events and historical sources.

The history team

Subject tutors are supported by:

 

 

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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