What is School History For? Problems and possibilities -web lecture and discussion

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Zoom seminar [Zoom Pass: 429446] 16:00-18:00 (UTC+2), which is 14:00-16:00 (GMT), which in turn should be about 15:00-17:00 CET

Dr Arthur Chapman (Associate professor in History Education, University College London) discusses "What is School History For? Problems and Possibilities"


In this talk I explore a number of possible answers to the question of the aims and purposes of school history, thinking at the intersection of the theory of history and curriculum studies. My presentation will develop the proposition that school history has a vital role to play in the lives of pupils and argue that we need to broaden the scope and form of history education beyond the  'disciplinary' approaches that are conventional in many contexts around the world. My contention is that the school history should pay closer attention to contemporary theory of history to realize its power and potential.”


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