David Christian talks about how he developed the subject of Big History and why we need to know about it.
Traditionally origin stories were also central to education, because they gave shape and meaning to knowledge. But, in modern secular educational systems, we do not teach an origin story. Indeed we have become so used to its absence that it … Continue reading →
A provocative new theory of history which has won influential support from Bill Gates poses the latest challenge to the coalition government plans to return to a traditional school curriculum.Big History, a movement spearheaded by the Oxford-educated maverick historian David … Continue reading →
A new website has been launched with the aim of encouraging the teaching and study of Big History in the UK. Teachers, students and anyone else interested are invited to register so they can take part in the discussion. http://bighistory.org.uk … Continue reading →
Starting in August 2012, three South Ayrshire Schools will represent Scotland in developing the Big History Project; an innovative, collaborative, on-line, global curriculum development project funded by Bill Gates directly through Bill Gates Catalyst Three. Schools in Scotland will work … Continue reading →
This website was created on 19 September 2012 and invitations sent out to UK academics who might be interested in joining.