2023-2024 History UK Pedagogy Forum

Following on from the success of History UK’s Pedagogy Forum earlier in the year, we are pleased to announce that a new series of online discussions about different aspects of teaching and learning will resume in September 2023 with a programme of events throughout the academic year (2023-24). As before, we hope the Forum will offer opportunities for critical reflection and collaboration and function as a space in which diverse insights, experiences and points of best practice can be shared.

The first forum of 2023-24 will be Can core units ever be popular? (11th October 2023, 14:00-15:30 BST, online).

Core modules are – as the name suggests – at the heart of how we deliver history programmes in UK HE. However, as many of us know, they are often much less popular with our students than optional modules. In this discussion-based forum, we’ll hear from convenors of some large-scale core units at different institutions about what has (and hasn’t…) worked well when trying to get students to engage with such important parts of their degree. We’ll also have plenty of time to share tips and tricks about planning and delivering modules on key skills as we consider how (and indeed if) we can make our core units popular.

Register for the forum via Eventbrite

Other forum topics we hope to cover during 2023-24 include:

  • Collaborations between HE and Schools (with the Historical Association)
  • Uses (and abuses) of AI
  • Transitions from school/college to university
  • Undertaking and publishing pedagogical research
  • Postgraduate teaching

We will update this page with the dates and times of future forums in due course.

While we have some exciting events already scheduled, we are very keen for this to be an open and collaborative endeavour and, as such, warmly welcome ideas and expressions of interest for future events. We are open to different formats (including research papers, reading groups, and roundtables), and are eager to offer a platform to colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, institutions, and career stages

Please email Dr Sarah Jones (sarah.jones@bristol.ac.uk) and Dr Sarah Holland (sarah.holland@nottingham.ac.uk) with ideas and suggestions.