Innovative Modules

 

This section showcases innovative modules/courses for undergraduates and postgraduates in different HE History settings.

Posts include environmental history, global history, regionalism and minority nationalism in modern Europe, and ways to decolonise the curriculum. Posts give details of the student year group, an outline of the module structure, modes of assessment and some key readings.

We welcome contributions to this section that reflect on academic content as well as activities which facilitate student inclusion, engagement and progression; discuss the ways in which the module enhances students’ conceptual understanding of the discipline; or critically appraise how the module enhances skills, graduate attributes and cultural capabilities.

We hope to assemble a series of accounts of innovative modules as a resource for teachers to refresh their own modules or take inspiration from these case studies to devise their own.

If you would like to contribute a module to this section, please get in touch using the contact form.

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Small Group Teaching in a Large Class: ‘Understanding History’

Small Group Teaching in a Large Class: ‘Understanding History’

In this post Dr Marcus Collins, Senior Lecturer in Cultural History at the University of Loughborough, shares his knowledge and experience of teaching the course 'Understanding History', a compulsory module for second-year undergraduates which aims to develop the...

Teaching with BME Students

Teaching with BME Students

The cohort of students who study History at SOAS is one of the most diverse in the UK but the findings of the RHS’s Race and Equality Report have been highly pertinent to departmental discussions about inclusive pedagogy. Dr Eleanor Newbigin, Senior Lecturer in the...

Teaching Black and South Asian British Histories

Teaching Black and South Asian British Histories

In the current political juncture, we are witnessing wide-ranging calls to decolonise the curriculum. Many are now campaigning to ensure that history teaching within the UK incorporates histories of British imperialism and, more specifically, Black British History....

Teaching World History

Teaching World History

What does world history look like if you approach it through a BA History programme focused on the histories of Asia, Africa and the Middle East? What are the challenges of introducing such an approach to students who have, up until they join the programme, largely...

Beginning with Unfamiliarity – Justin Bengry

Beginning with Unfamiliarity – Justin Bengry

Dr Justin Bengry is a cultural historian specialising in history of sexualities and the queer past. Lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London, he convenes the MA in Queer History,  the first masters course of its kind. He was the lead researcher on...

Teaching History in a Digital Age

Teaching History in a Digital Age

Digital transformations in society and culture have fundamentally changed the historian's relationship with the past.  So how do we incorporate this into our teaching? In this post for Historical Transactions, Dr Sharon Webb and Dr James Baker, winners of the 2019 RHS...