HIST495: School Placement

Available 2017/2018

Course Convenor: Professor Mercedes Camino

This module is designed to enhance students’ employability and will be based on LUVU’s Schools Partnership Scheme which supports Lancaster Students on 10-week placements in local schools. The placement will involve classroom observation, teacher assistance, the preparation of teaching plans and materials, lesson planning and teaching the class as a whole. It will give students first-hand experiences of young people’s responses to historical texts and problems, thus adding a dimension to students’ understanding of such texts. It will enable students to develop confidence in communicating their subject, as well as an increased awareness of the roles of schools and universities in educational processes.

As well as providing students with practical and communication experience, this module is likely to help with career progression, and in particular (though not exclusively) for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Opportunities will be available in both the primary and secondary school sector. Please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies if you are interested in this module.

Taught: Michaelmas or Lent

NB: Please note that these placements are organised during the Summer, and that it is not possible to enrol in this module unless you indicate your wish to do so by the end of June.