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Putting the human back into the Humanities

Putting the human back into the Humanities

Hales, Alison (2021) Putting the human back into the Humanities. In: McDonald, Roger and Gibson, Poppy ORCID: 0000-0002-5971-8565 , (eds.) Inspiring Primary Learners: Insights and Inspirations across the curriculum. Taylor and Francis Group - Routledge, London and Oxon, pp. 87-102. ISBN 978-0367110659; 978-0429024597 (doi:

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In light of the global pandemic, reassessment of local people and places and the value they bring to the communities has already begun. Primary education is politically driven and value laden and the Humanities are no exception. The foundation subject curriculum areas have competed for time and attention in British primary schools since the introduction of statutory testing for the core subjects and the outcomes being held for public scrutiny, through league tables and Ofsted inspection visits. Humanities are the collection of subjects concerned with the study of people and places and their interaction; it is the bringing together of local, national, and global. ‘People and places’ is an obvious starting point in the planning of an enriching and exciting Humanities unit of study but considering history and geography through the local makes it more enticing for children. The approach at Charlton Manor is very much about giving experiences that are real and contextualised, offer deep learning for the children.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary learners; curriculum; inspiration; creativity; subject areas
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 14:49

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