The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning History
Edited by Richard Harris, Katharine Burn, Mary Woolley
Routledge – 2014 – 308 pages
The Guided Reader to Teaching and Learning History draws on extracts from the published work of some of the most influential history education writers, representing a range of perspectives from leading classroom practitioners to academic researchers, and highlighting key debates surrounding a central range of issues affecting secondary History teachers.
This book brings together key extracts from classic and contemporary writing and contextualises these in both theoretical and practical terms. Each extract is accompanied by an introduction, a summary of the key points and issues raised, questions to promote discussion and suggestions for further reading to extend thinking.
Taking a thematic approach and including a short introduction to each theme, the chapters include:
Aimed at trainee and newly qualified teachers including those working towards Masters level qualifications, as well as existing teachers, this accessible, but critically provocative text is an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of History Education.
1. The purposes of history teaching; 2. The 'knowledge' debate; 3. The relationship between school history and academic history; 4. Pupil perspectives on history education; 5. History and identity; 6. Teaching controversial, emotional and moral issues in history; 7. Historical consciousness; 8. Evidence; 9. Historical significance; 10. Historical interpretations; 11. Chronological understanding and historical frameworks; 12. Change and continuity; 13. Causal reasoning; 14. Empathy; 15. Diversity; 16. Historical enquiry; 17. Literacy and oracy; 18. Progression; 19. Assessment; 20. Inclusion; 21. Issues of acceptable simplification; 22. Technology in the history classroom; 23. History textbooks; 24. Professional development for history teachers
Richard Harris is Lecturer in History Education at the University of Reading.
Katharine Burnis Senior Lecturer in History Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Mary Woolleyis Senior Lecturer in History Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.