As always, the SHP Conference reflects current trends and priorities in history
education. Taking place at Leeds Trinity University, this year’s conference has a strong emphasis on ensuring that all your GCSE students enjoy studying history and achieve the grades they deserve. There are also plenty of ideas for developing your Key Stage 3 curriculum. As well as responding to current needs, what has sustained the conference over the last thirty years has been the firm principles on which The Schools History Project is based.
During this year's conference, Carmel will have the pleasure of teaming up Anne Jackson, Head of History, The British School in The Netherlands to deliver their "History Hacks" workshop which focuses on directing learners to become their own teachers.
They will explore ways of building student autonomy using a range of techniques and scaffolds to make learning visible and to deepen understanding. Keeping the requirements of the new GCSEs in mind, we can take stock and pin point how to further develop self-regulation and build good habits. The workshop will focus on motivating and enthusing all learners with an emphasis on metacognition, peer to peer support, feedback, the power of analogies and a technical detour into the world of 360 VR. Come along and hand over responsibility - dare to devolve!