Presentation on theme: "History & Employability at UCLan Achieving relevance and progression."— Presentation transcript:
History & Employability at UCLan Achieving relevance and progression
Level 1 provision Three approaches: Developing key skills through skills- orientated teaching Providing inputs that provide insights into history-related careers Making use of UClan’s electives that relate to employability, such as Planning Your Career.
Skills orientated teaching The underpinning approach is that of encouraging students to operate in the manner of research historians. They work increasingly with primary sources. There is a spine of core, skills-orientated modules, with Understanding History at level 1; Sources and Methods in History at level 2; and the History Dissertation at level 3, which can be applied history.
Beyond the spine Optional, skills-orientated modules are offered at each level, allowing choice within compulsion at level 2. Community History & History Around You are examples. There is also a suite of half modules that provide insights into careers that are history related – teaching, museums and archives. A work placement module is offered at level 3. All level 3 modules require students to deploy primary evidence.
Some issues All history modules are concerned with developing key skills. How far a skills-orientation should apply is debatable and debated. How far students are aware of our employability inputs is a concern: we teach, and they come to study, history rather than employability. We assess mainly by coursework.