In September 2022 the Royal Historical Society, in partnership with History UK, organised an interactive workshop hosted by Professor Jamie Wood (Lincoln). This workshop aimed to open discussions on the challenges and opportunities of teaching History at UK universities, and provide higher education teachers with effective pedagogical skills and techniques.
In this first session, Peter D’Sena considers ‘Decoding the History History Discipline’ and offers us four theoretical approaches to teaching and their practical application to the classroom and student assessments. Peter is an Associate Professor of History Education at the University of Hertfordshire.
This session (which runs for 50 minutes) is introduced and hosted by Jamie Wood (Professor of Education and History at the University of Lincoln) for the Royal Historical Society and History UK. Subtitles/captions are available for this video.
This is part one of an eight-part series on the ‘New to Teaching History 2022’ workshop. See below for a full list of the sessions and links to the recordings:
Part 1: Peter D’Sena (Hertfordshire) – ‘Decoding the Discipline’
Part 2: Max Jones (Manchester) – ‘The History Lecture’
Part 3: Jon Coburn (Lincoln) – ‘Small Group Teaching in History’
Part 4: Katie Carpenter (Leeds) – ‘Online Teaching in History’
Part 5: Michael Barany (Edinburgh) – ‘Module design and delivery: challenges and opportunities’
Part 6: Lucie Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores) – ‘Creativity in History Curricula’
Part 7: Jon Chandler (UCL) – ‘Coordinating Large Classes in History’
Part 8: Sarah Holland (Nottingham) – ‘Assessment and Feedback in History’