Terry Haydn worked for 19 years as a history teacher in an inner-city school in Manchester before moving into teacher education in the Department of History, Humanities and Philosophy at the Institute of Education, University of London.  In 1996 he moved to the University of East Anglia, working as curriculum tutor for the secondary history PGCE, and course director of the Secondary Team.  He was awarded his Doctorate from the University of London in 2004; the thesis was on the role of new technology in history teaching in England and Wales 1974-2002. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002, Reader in 2005 and became Professor of Education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia in 2010. He continues to work as history curriculum tutor, supervises doctoral students, and contributes to the PhD, Ed. D, MA and undergraduate programmes.

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Terry says, "I think that it is important to produce teachers who are dedicated, inspirational and able to motivate and engage pupils in learning. A key part of this, in terms of history education, is to give pupils a clear sense of the importance and relevance of history to their lives outside school and after leaving school. I hope that all strands of my research will contribute to enabling teachers to teach more effectively, and to more committed and productive learning for pupils".

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