Integrating document-based learning into higher education teaching is an excellent way to bring any subject to life. It shows students how our understanding of, for example, historical topics, is shaped by both contemporary and retrospectively created primary sources.
Academics, archivists and record specialists aim to be proficient at using archival material as part of their teaching and research, but it is not often that they have the opportunity to come together and share their expertise with those who are just getting started.
This was the focus of a professional development workshop that was held at The National Archives on 25 February 2017. It was designed to explore the benefits and challenges of using documents, objects and digitised sources in higher education teaching. The ultimate aim was to inspire the participants to think about ways of embedding archival materials more fully in their teaching. Continue reading »