It has been an exciting few months at the Centre with three new members of staff joining the Team!
Tom Haward joined our Teaching Team in September. He has a background in History teaching, having trained at Bath University, and until the summer of this year was Director of Learning at Oriel High School, a state comprehensive school in Sussex. He also comes from working in History teacher training, having been seconded to work at Sussex University as an Associate Fellow in 2014-15, and has achieved his NPQH qualification for school headship. Tom is also in his third year of studying for a doctorate at Sussex University, specialising in how students learn about history through the use of visual historical evidence, such as paintings, photographs and political cartoons. To aid this, he spent part of this summer at Stanford University as one of a group of history educators working with Professor Richard White.
Dr Eleni Karayianni and Sylwia Holmes joined us as Research Associates in October.
Eleni currently works on the dissemination of the Centre’s latest research to educational practitioners and also participates in the design of future ethnographic research. Eleni holds a PhD in History Education awarded by the UCL Institute of Education in 2012. Her research interests focus on issues of national and international identity formation in history education. Eleni also has extensive teaching experience at primary and university level.
Sylwia is a music and sports teacher by trade. Her PhD investigated the relationship between learning music and learning mathematics. Having joined UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, Sylwia’s work concentrates on the impact learning about the Holocaust has on students. She also continue to use two decades of teaching experience at Tudor Hall School to inform her work.
Welcome Tom, Eleni and Sylwia!