This blog is written as a way to reflect on my own practice and issues that surround history teaching. It is not an egotistical thing, as some people may see it, but a way to engage in debate about teaching and share some ideas and hopefully receive some new ideas too.
I am a history teacher in Bristol. I am currently completing my MEd, focused, so far, on the use of online discussions and incorporating local history into the classroom. Apart from that I am fascinated by the use of technology to improve pedagogy and developing methods to utilise museums in enquiry led learning outside the classroom. If any of these things interest you and you’d like to discuss it I would be happy to hear from you!
- What is the value and purpose of using local history in the classroom? (MEd dissertation project – focused on Bristol Docks (as a method to teach enquiry skills) and Bristol’s links with the slave trade (as a method to illustrate national history on a local scale)
- The development of a department website (http://tinyurl.com/rgshistory)
- The development of a department twitter feed (http://twitter.com/rgshistory)