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Department of Education

Jason Todd

Departmental Lecturer

College Affiliation: Linacre College

Jason currently works on the History PGCE programme and the MSc Teaching and Learning course.

He obtained his first degree in Cultural Studies from University of East London, followed by a MA in History Education from the Institute of Education. He completed a PGCE in Social Studies at Goldsmiths in 1992. He has worked in a variety of London Schools, including middle management and senior management roles. In 1999 he was awarded AST status with specialism in History Education and Inclusion, he combined this role with part time teaching at Kingston University. He joined the Department of Education in 2010 as a Teacher Education Research Fellow (TERF).

Doctoral Applications

Jason welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas

  • Task design in history education
  • Children’s wider engagement with history, through social remembering, and its impact on their historical consciousness. Developing complex and multi-perspective history that takes account of student’s diverse backgrounds and giving students access to the history curriculum.
  • Developing approaches to teaching the First World War.


  • Book chapters

    • Todd, J. (2014). Negotiating Knowledge: Task design in the history classroom. In Designing Tasks in Secondary Education: Enhancing subject understanding and student engagement (pp. 152-169). Taylor & Francis Group: Routledge.

  • Journal articles

    • Todd, J., & Hibbert, D. (2017). Professional learning through a focus on task design: responding to historical scholarship and students’ interests. REVISTA ELECTRONICA INTERUNIVERSITARIA DE FORMACION DEL PROFESORADO, 20(3), 15-31.

    • Todd, J. (2016). The importance of subject specific training. Teaching History, 162.

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