The main purpose of the website is to support our book, Learning to teach history in the secondary school. Having a website enables us to add extra depth and some more examples in places without making the book too bulky and unmanageable. It also enables us to mention new developments and ideas which have emerged after publication of the book, to help to keep it up to date (see, in particular, the Blog section).
There is also a section of the site which contains materials and research related to helping student teachers and NQTs to further develop their understanding of behaviour issues.
*One mistake that we have noted is that the website address for John Simkin’s ‘Spartacus’ site (page 258) is wrong, it should be Spartacus Educational (spartacus-educational.com). Apologies for this mistake. (The site is encyclopaedic in scope and provides invaluable support for history student teachers).
The main section of this site is primarily designed to be of assistance or interest to people who are training to be history teachers. As well as focusing on what is entailed in becoming an effective history teacher, there is also a substantial section of the website which focuses on the management of pupil behaviour.
PGCE History at UEA
If you’re interested in any aspect of the History PGCE course at UEA, then the ‘PGCE History at UEA‘ section is for you.
There’s also a section of the site which focuses on ‘Teachers researching disaffection‘, a summary of aspects of the TTA funded NASC Project, a link to the NCSL funded ‘Do Different‘ Networked Learning Community Project.