Deep Learning in the Disciplines: A focus on Geography, History, and Modern Foreign Languages

16th May 2019 : 13:00 - 15:00

Category: Seminar

Research Group: Subject Pedagogy

Speaker: Katharine Burn, Roger Firth, Laura Molway, Trevor Mutton, Jason Todd, Nicola Warren-Lee, and Robert Woore (Department of Education, University of Oxford)

Location: Seminar Room G, Department of Education

This is the second seminar in a 3-part seminar series on the topic of Deep Learning in the Disciplines organised by the Subject Pedagogy Research Group.

Questions that will be considered under this series include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • How can deep learning in a particular discipline look like? What would be examples of shallow learning?
  • How is new evidence developed and established in a particular discipline?

Each seminar will focus on 2 or 3 subject areas and will involve brief subject-specific presentations on aspects related to the topic of the seminar, followed by cross-subject discussions. This second seminar will focus on Geography (Firth & Warren-Lee), History (Burn & Todd), and Modern Foreign Languages (Molway, Mutton, & Woore). The third and last seminar will focus on Science and Religious Education (June 24, 10.30am-noon, rooms K/L).


In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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