Teacher fellows

Diane McGarvey

My name is Diane McGarvey and I am Head of History in Blessed Trinity College, Belfast. I am excited to be part of Parallel Histories Centenary Teaching Fellowship as it is a great opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation of the importance of investigating and gaining an understanding of the causes and consequences of the partition of Ireland in 1921. Through our preparation for the digital debates students not only will be given the opportunity to critically evaluate contemporary sources, which is an important skill in their A-Level studies, but they will be challenged to explore the history of the island of Ireland from different perspectives.

Giving students the opportunity to debate with a range of different students, who come from differing backgrounds and experiences, will equip them with the skills to listen and make oral arguments, and recognise that the past still plays an important role in defining the two main communities in Northern Ireland today.

Diane McGarvey

My name is Diane McGarvey and I am Head of History in Blessed Trinity College, Belfast. I am excited to be part of Parallel Histories Centenary Teaching Fellowship as it is a great opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation of the importance of investigating and gaining an understanding of the causes and consequences of the partition of Ireland in 1921. Through our preparation for the digital debates students not only will be given the opportunity to critically evaluate contemporary sources, which is an important skill in their A-Level studies, but they will be challenged to explore the history of the island of Ireland from different perspectives.

Giving students the opportunity to debate with a range of different students, who come from differing backgrounds and experiences, will equip them with the skills to listen and make oral arguments, and recognise that the past still plays an important role in defining the two main communities in Northern Ireland today.