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History/EPQ: Detecting Bias in Sources With Dr Danica Summerlin From The University of Sheffield

17th October 2019 @ 13:00 - 13:45



In this interactive webinar, Dr Danica Summerlin from The Department of History at The University of Sheffield offers a Masterclass to sixth form students which examines ways in which students can evaluate sources and detect bias within them.


Lecturer Profile (Please click): Dr Danica Summerlin

Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 with interests in research skills, possibly studying History or an Extended Project Qualification, for example.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: Students will be asked to consider an excerpt from a source in terms of reliability/credibility prior to the session. We also recommend that students consider in advance some questions relevant to their interest Research and the validity and criticism of sources.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. Further details are here: Connecting in to a Channel Talent Event (Please Click)

We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please click here 

Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


17th October 2019
13:00 - 13:45
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