History Curricula in England and New Zealand: identity, belonging and the case for valuing an historical perspective

Author/Producer Dr Robert Guyver
Date Published Spring 2008
Pages 54
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This is a discussion about the relationship between identity, belonging and historical perspectives in the context of the history curriculum


‘Historical perspective’ includes the views of historians not only about particular periods or themes but also in the field of historiography (the philosophy behind the meaning of history), and this investigates whether there is an equation between ‘good history’ and effective curriculum structures in history. This leads into a debate about whether it might be possible to define general principles of good practice in this area.It also considers theories of teaching and learning in this context, i.e. suitable pedagogies.