Are you new to teaching? Eight online guides for historians beginning careers in Higher Education

by | Feb 7, 2023 | General | 0 comments


In September 2022, the Royal Historical Society and History UK co-hosted a two-day online interactive workshop, ‘New to Teaching’. Over eight sessions of 45-50 minutes each, experienced historians specialising in innovative pedagogy introduced and discussed approaches to History teaching.

Each presentation was designed for those new to or who’ve recently begun History teaching in Higher Education. Topics include writing and presenting a History lecture; working in large and small seminar groups; teaching online; teaching creatively; and providing constructive assessment to students.

The eight presentations are now available as videos for those ‘New to Teaching’ to develop their skills

Full series here


Video 1: Peter D’Sena (Hertfordshire) – ‘Decoding the Discipline’ 

Video 2: Max Jones (Manchester) – ‘The History Lecture’ 

Video 3: Jon Coburn (Lincoln) – ‘Small Group Teaching in History’ 

Video 4: Katie Carpenter (Leeds) – ‘Online Teaching in History’ 

Video 5: Michael Barany (Edinburgh) – ‘Module design and delivery: challenges and opportunities’ 

Video 6: Lucie Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores) – ‘Creativity in History Curricula’ 

Video 7: Jon Chandler (UCL) – ‘Coordinating Large Classes in History’ 

Video 8: Sarah Holland (Nottingham) – ‘Assessment and Feedback in History’ 


Each video has also been added to the Royal Historical Society’s Teaching Portal: an online repository of 70+ guides, for History teachers and students in Higher Education.

Areas covered by the Portal include teaching practice, innovative modules, online resources for research, and guides to career development post-PhD.


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