Lasting Learning: Developing your teaching approaches for 2018 History GCSEs

Inspiration for the new GCSEs

Now that the new History GCSE is 100% externally examined and the move from modular to linear exams has already happened, there is an increased need to make lessons memorable and content “sticky!”

Lasting Learning: how to do it

This CPD course for teachers will provide principles and time-saving, take-away practical strategies to enhance thinking, motivation and lasting learning. It will help to build good history habits and autonomy which will reassure and guide you and your learners to success in these assessments.

Session Outlines:

Session 1 - Sticky Schemas

  • All change: considering the key questions
  • Captivating your class: starting points
  • Home links: parent and carer participation
  • Helicopter History: the importance of aerial reconnaissance

Session 2 - Learning which will stand the test of time

  • From pre-dictable to post-dictable
  • The challenge: onus on outcomes
  • Your “new” DEPT - Depth, Environment, Period and Thematic studies
  • “Through The Keyhole”: Surprising Sources

Session 3 - Self-regulation: Clockwork Classrooms

  • Helpful History Habits
  • Subject expertise beyond the textbook
  • Fitted feedback
  • Techniques to improve attention to SPG

This CPD course is for all history teachers: subject teachers, NQTs - specialists and non-specialists, heads of departments and faculty leaders.

Presenter Profile

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Carmel Bones is a member of the Historical Association’s National Secondary History Committee. She is currently writing new BBC GCSE History Bitesize content and is a lead editor for Hodder Educational Dynamic Learning materials. She is a consultant, GCSE & A’Level examiner, AST and former HOD with 20 years teaching experience. Now a trainer for the Osiris Educational Outstanding Teaching Intervention she works nationally in secondary schools helping teachers who are leading on teaching and learning.

Feedback from teachers on Carmel’s course

A very good course tailored towards teaching and learning techniques to aid with the new GCSEs in History.
Excellent course; really enjoyed it. Carmel was inspiring. Very useful/ innovative for all years – not specific to GCSE AOs and the context of new specific changes to AOs and assessment.
A great session with fantastic, accessible ideas.
I loved this course - it really helped to clarify my thinking around my teaching at GCSE. More like this please.

Cost: £165 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £199 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course


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