Margaret Vos encourages all secondary schools to offer History Extension…
“It’s a course which is incredibly valuable… it’s important for the continuation of history as a discipline … and because you get students who love history in your History Extension classes you have great discussions.
… It truly is an extension course where they take the skills they’ve learned in Year 11 and especially in the Historical Investigation… and they become very passionate.
…It’s not just more history, it’s about historiography and the history of history… and it allows students to be life-long learners and to realise that having half of your brain in the past is not something unusual, and there are like minds out there that love it just as much as you do.”
Note for listeners: This episode was originally recorded for the JPL Podcast, hence the references to the JPL Podcast throughout.