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Exploration of our learning within foundation subjects

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erin clarke

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Nichol, J. and Dean, J. (1997) History 7-11 developing primary teaching skills
‘the key to successful history teaching is to bring the past to life in the minds of the children, so that they can imagine themselves there, hear people speak and join in their debates, controversies and adventures’
As a teacher
active classroom
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

Exploration of our learning within foundation subjects
From this presentation, we will reflect on the foundation subjects History and Art which will we go into depth to explain what we have understood and how we may apply certain strategies throughout our own teaching.
national curriculum
Turner-Bisset, R. (2005) Creative Teaching History in the Primary Classroom.
'Now a days we live in a world that’s based around visual images which can be extremely influential but also powerful. Teachers often communicate to children through images within history'
national curriculum
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
Teaching Standards
-‘a report by the national advisory committee on creative and cultural education (NACCCE, 1999) entitled All Our Futures
‘the problems with definition lie in its particular associations with the arts, in the complex nature of creative activity itself, and in the variety of theories that have been developed to explain it’
'Child will need images to be able to interpret a range of images to help alongside life in general. Images are also both an important source of evidence about the past and a marvellous teaching resource for history'
Visual Images
Turner-Bisset, R. (2005) Creative Teaching History in the Primary Classroom.

Talking in pairs about an image
role play
group discussion
As a teacher...
open their minds
have a good understanding of the subject
frequent interaction
‘through sensory appeal, it invites thoughtful attention. Art requires us to make a personal response’
Fisher, R. 2008, Teaching thinking
‘Through art, people of all ages make an object of their own contemplation’
Creative Thinking
Wright, S. 2010, Understanding creativity in early childhood
'For the future, this topic is an inspiration for creative thought, as it delves into the intangible, the 'what might be'.'
As a teacher...
Creative thinking
Give life skills
Open mindedness
Make the subject interesting
Open the children's imagination
History vs. Art
'As with the television image, which lasts on average three and a half seconds, we come to rely on the ability of the brain to make rapid intuitive impressions. We need to slow down, to allow for looking time and thinking time'
Fisher, R. 2008, Teaching thinking
Art and history both have similar qualities as they both have a creative side as well as being a foundation subject.

However, art is a very individual subject whereas history is based upon interaction and debating
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