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:: From good to outstanding in history: promoting pupils’ enquiry skills across Year 1 to Year 6 ::
Outline
Using an enquiry approach is emphasised in the history national curriculum as one of its aims is to understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. This course examines what a true enquiry approach looks like, together with strategies to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past, equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. These approaches help to meet many of the descriptors for outstanding practice as identified in Ofsted’s subject-specific criteria for history (2014). Hands-on exemplars using different types of historical evidence will be used across a range of primary history curriculum topics (including Great Fire of London, Prehistory, Anglo-Saxons, Maya) and delegates are welcome to bring a USB stick to take away the exemplars used.
Outcomes:
By the end of the course participants will have:
  • an understanding of what an enquiry approach in history involves
  • review of exemplars of best practice in enquiry approaches in history
  • strategies to use outcomes of history enquiries to promote extended writing
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
Price £75 (£85)
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