2nd Project Dissemination Workshop

On Friday 7th November 2014 the project team held a one-day workshop at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

‘Developing Historical Thinking’

This workshop showcased and discussed the pedagogic resources and innovations developed throughout the project, and across two iterations, which will be of interest to postgraduate students and academic staff across the UK Higher education sector as well as A and A/S Level History teachers.

The workshop focused on the discipline-specific demands of supporting the development of history research skills and historical thinking through online platforms.  Sessions included consideration of how and why students have engaged with the materials constructed for two toolkits, designed for first year history skills modules either at Edge Hill University (using Blackboard) or Roehampton University (using Moodle).

Workshop Programme [PDF]

Thank you to all those who attended this event, we hope you enjoyed the day and found the sessions interesting and useful for your own practice. If you make use of the resources on our HistLearn site we’d be grateful if you could let us know and give us feedback on how you’re using it. We also welcome advice and requests for the construction of additional sessions. Please just email Professor Alyson Brown on [email protected].

For those who were unable to attend on the day we have recorded many of the sessions which are available below.

If you would like to see a presentation in which historical significance is explored please click on the video below to view Dr Arthur Chapman, of the Institute of Education, considering this issue:

Below is a lecture given by Dr Marcus Collins which considers the historical significance of the Beatles. View the video and assess for yourself the importance of this iconic music phenomenon:

Linda Friday on digital approaches to literature:

For an exploration of the concept of historical significance see Ali Messer of Roehampton University:

For an introduction to the initial evaluation of the Developing Historical Thinking projects see the following presentation by Dr David Allan, Edge Hill University, Dr Arthur Chapman, The Institute of Education and Alessandra Abbattista, Roehampton University:

Roger Spalding, on the implementation of the project at Edge Hill University:

View the following short session by Mason Norton, Edge Hill University, on the importance of historical significance for him:

Dan Taylor gives the postgraduate experience of implementing the project at Roehampton University:

Listen to Dr Bob Nicholson, Edge Hill University, giving advice on how to make use of digital resources for historical research:

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