Teaching history to ten-year-olds in England and Romania

Capita, Carol, Cooper, Hilary ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7468-9910 and Halalau, Gheorghita (2001) Teaching history to ten-year-olds in England and Romania. Education 3-13, 29 (2). pp. 25-30.

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Three history lessons taught to ten-year-olds in Bucharest, Romania and three in Cumbria, England were video-recorded, in an attempt to identify common characteristics of good practice, irrespective of differences in cultures, schools, resources and curriculum, as a positive foundation for further dialogue between the participating schools. The transcribed texts were analysed using categories of historical questioning. This paper outlines key findings, then focuses on a comparison of one English and one Romanian lesson in which whole class teaching was supported by group discussion. It is suggested that further exploration of the links between whole class questioning and group discussion using the framework devised could support teachers in different countries to work collaboratively to develop pupils’ historical enquiry.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Education 3-13
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE)
ISSN: 1475-7575
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE) > Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 15:21
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 18:01
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/100


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