History, values education & PSHE

Cooper, Hilary (2008) History, values education & PSHE. Primary History (Issue). p. 8.

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Abstract

The core values which are supposed to underpin the curriculum are generally taught through discrete personal, social and health education lessons and developed through classroom ethos. Yet history has at its heart the ways in which people may have felt, thought and behaved, the decisions, both personal and social, that they made about how to live, within the constraints of past times, from which current values and attitudes emerged. Surely this must be a key reason for learning history. However, exploring value laden issues integral to a topic is rarely the starting point for planning. Recently colleagues at the University of Cumbria have been investigating ways in which the humanities can be the starting point for curriculum planning with values education embedded within history and/or geography as central (Rowley and Cooper 2009). We have also been exploring ways in which the perennial values at the heart of folk tales, oral sources from different cultures, can be translated by children into contemporary contexts meaningful to them (Cooper 2008 a, b).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Primary History
Publisher: Historical Association
ISSN: 0966-6559
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education > Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Additional Information: This article has been deposited with kind permission from the Historical Association
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 16:06
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 17:19
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/86

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