Monthly Archives: June 2013

Knowledge v Skills – It’s not a bloody dichotomy

di·chot·o·my n. pl. di·chot·o·mies 1. Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions   A dichotomy as the dictionary definition above says is two contradictory parts. Contradictory meaning points that oppose each other. Knowledge and skills are not a dichotomy. … Continue reading

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Fake Artefacts – how a smelly jar and a yellow cloth made an engaging starter

Year 9 are currently looking at life in East Germany. Having read a bit around the topic I became fascinated by the Stasi, especially after reading Stasiland and watching the Lives of Others and wanted to teach this to my … Continue reading

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Greatest day in my teaching career

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Berlin – the greatest historical site in Europe

This blog is going to be a bit of travelogue, apologies for people who want a blog about pedagogy, this won’t be it. I’ve just come back from Berlin, the second time this year, and maybe the fifth time in … Continue reading

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Simon Schama – still my blooming hero two years on

Nearly two years I went to see Simon Schama speak at a Historical Association event about his thoughts on the history curriculum. I blogged about it then: Simon Schama – still my hero (phew) A lot has changed since then! … Continue reading

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