Work and Experience

AREAS OF INTEREST

  1. Archaeology and heritage education
  2. Learning theory and pedagogy
  3. Interpretation of heritage to the public
  4. Public engagement with the past
  5. Archaeology and heritage on film, TV and digital media
  6. Prehistoric flint technology

 

POLICY AND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

  • devising outreach strategy for Medmerry Realignment Project for Nexus Heritage, 2011-2012
  • input into CBA strategy as part of senior management, 2005-2011
  • advising Archaeology Scotland on their education strategy, 2010
  • devising CBA education strategy, 2002
  • devising CBA access policy, 2002
  • devising CBA historic environment education statement, 1998
  • devising Wakefield Museums education strategy, 1989

 

ADVOCACY AND CONSULTATION RESPONSES

Advocacy

  • Heritage Alliance Education Coordinator, 2005-2011
  • for archaeology within the setting up of Learning Outside the Classroom 2006-2008
  • for archaeology within the setting up of Engaging Places 2005-2008
  • talks about programming with Flashback TV, 2006
  • for archaeology programmes within the BBC Creative Archive, 2004
  • for archaeology within the work of the Attingham Trust on built environment education 2001-2003
  • gave evidence to a hearing of All-Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group, 2002

 

Campaigns

  • against the abolition of GCSE Archaeology, 2004
  • for teaching medieval history at 14+, 2002
  • for archaeology graduates in teacher training, 2001-2007
  • for more archaeological KS3 schemes of work, 2001
  • against cuts to Northamptonshire Heritage education service, 1999

 

Consultation responses and participation in consultation events

  • 13 responses and events on changes the national curricula of all four nations in the UK, 1997-2011
  • 3 responses and events on reform to 16+ education in England, 1996-2003
  • 3 consultation responses on higher education reform proposals, 1996-2005
  • 2 consultation responses on teacher training reform, 2001-2002
  • 1 consultation response on informal learning, 2008
  • 1 consultation event on the IFA National Occupational Standards, 2001-2002
  • 1 consultation event on the BBC Creative Archive, 2004
  • 1 consultation event on reform of NVQs, 1999

 

COLLECTIONS AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

Assessment and advice

  • Historic Houses Association learning adviser, 2012
  • Luton Museums collections, 2011
  • National Museums Wales galleries, 2011

 

Judging

  • Sandford Heritage Education Awards judge, 2009-now
  • Learning Outside the Classroom School Awards judge, 2009-2011
  • History Today New Generation Book Award judge, 2004-2006
  • British Archaeological Awards archaeology in the media judge 1994-now

 

Oversight and advice committees

  • National Trust Learning and Engagement Panel, 2007-now
  • Engaging Places Steering Group and Partnerships and Strategy Board, 2005-2011
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Advisory Group, 2006-2011
  • Higher Education Academy Archaeology Advisory Panel, 2000-2011
  • IFA Professional Training Committee, 2000-2011
  • England’s Past for Everyone Education Advisory Panel, 2006-2008
  • Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Humanities Expert Panel, 2003-2008
  • Inclusive, Accessible Archaeology Steering Group, 2005-2007
  • Attingham Trust Learning and the Built Environment Advisory Panel, 2001-2003

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Input into various curricula and qualifications

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma for Creative and Cultural Skills, 2008-2010
  • AQA A Level History Question Paper Evaluation Committee, 2005-2008
  • A Level Archaeology for AQA, 2006-2007
  • help with guidance on STEMS subject for the Council for Scottish Archaeology, 2006-2007
  • A Level Archaeology subject criteria for QCA, 2006
  • KS3 curriculum revision for QCA, 2006
  • GCSE History Pilot framework for QCA, 2003-2004
  • GCSE accreditation for QCA, 2000
  • A level accreditation for QCA, 1999
  • QCA Assessor for new AS/A level in Archaeology, 1997-1999
  • AQA Archaeology Question Paper Evaluation Committees, 1994-now

 

LECTURING AND TEACHING

Course development, organisation and delivery

  • Cert HE Archaeology module on history and theory of archaeology, York University, 2009-now
  • MA Archaeology module on interpretation of sites and monuments, Birbeck College, 1998-2011
  • adult education module on medieval archaeology, Leeds University, 1992-1993
  • Diploma in British Archaeology module on the Iron Age, Leeds University, 1992
  • adult education module introduction to archaeology, Leeds University, 1991-1992
  • adult education module on recovering remains, Sheffield University, 1986
  • adult education module on northern British prehistory, Sheffield University, 1985
  • adult education module on ancient technology, Sheffield University, 1984
  • adult education weekend school on flint artefacts, Sheffield University, 1984
  • adult education module on understanding stone tools, Sheffield University, 1983
  • adult education module on fossil evidence for evolution, Nottingham University, 1979

 

Lecturing

  • BA Archaeology, Leicester University, 2012-now
  • MA Screen Media and Archaeology, Bristol University, 2012-now
  • MA Public Archaeology, University College London, 2002-now
  • MA Heritage Interpretation and Education, Newcastle University, 1998-now
  • MA Archaeological Heritage Management, York University, 1994-now
  • MA Archaeology, Birkbeck College London, 1998-2011
  • BA Archaeology, Manchester University, 1998-2000
  • BA Archaeology, Newcastle University, 1999
  • MA Archaeology, University College London, 1997
  • BA Archaeology, Leicester University, 1995-1996
  • adult education day school The Celtic Arthur, Leeds University, 1994
  • adult education day school Pottery, Leeds University, 1994
  • adult education module Pottery in archaeology, Leeds University, 1993-1994
  • BEd, Bretton College, 1991
  • adult education day school Understanding flint tools, Leicester University, 1987
  • adult education day school Flint in archaeology, Leeds University, 1984

 

Supervising

  • additional supervisor for Estonian PhD student, Tartu University, 2012
  • supervision of two MSt students, Oxford University, 2002
  • various York University MA placement students at the CBA, 1994 onwards

 

Tutoring

  • 12 tutorial groups, Sheffield University, BA Prehistory and Archaeology, 1980-1986

 

Examining

  • external examiner for PhD thesis, Exeter University, 2009
  • second internal examiner for MA dissertation, University College London, 2009
  • external examiner for PhD thesis, University College London, 2008
  • external examiner for MPhil thesis, Sheffield University, 2000
  • external examiner for PGCE at Charlotte Mason College, Cumbria, 1996

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Books authored

  • Doing archaeology, Routledge, 2012
  • The origins of the Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Saxon Books, 2006
  • The English elite in 1066: gone but not forgotten, Anglo-Saxon Books, 2001
  • A guide to late Anglo-Saxon England, Anglo-Saxon Books, 1998

 

Books edited

  • Education and the historic environment, Routledge, 2004
  • Archaeology in the English national curriculum, CBA, 1997

 

Books compiled

  • Guide to archaeology in higher education, CBA, 1999
  • Teaching archaeology: a United Kingdom directory of resources, CBA, 1996

 

Articles written for diverse audiences

  • 12 chapters in conference proceedings, 1989-2011
  • 14 chapters in edited volumes, 1987-2010
  • 16 articles in magazines and newsletters, 1985-2011
  • 9 articles in journals, 1985-2009
  • 5 book and website reviews, 1997-2012
  • 6 letters and responses to letters, 1993-2008

 

Reports edited

  • Young People in Archaeology for the CBA, 2012

 

ORGANISING CONFERENCES

  • 6 biennial multi-day Archaeology and Education conferences, 1999-2010
  • 3 multi-day conferences on heritage and education, 1998-2005
  • 16 sessions at conference on public archaeology and education, 1996-now
  • co-organiser of 6 Young Archaeologists’ Club leaders events, 1996-2001
  • 1 one-day colloquium for the Attingham Trust, 2003
  • 12 one-day conferences on archaeology and education for the CBA, 1995-2003
  • 12 one-day conferences on museum education for GEM, 1990-1993
  • 1 one-day conference on archaeology, 1981

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND INTERVIEWS

Presentations

  • 70 conference presentations on public archaeology and education, 1991-now
  • 10 conference presentations on prehistoric flint, 1981-1989

 

Interviews

  • 7 radio interviews. 1983-2005
  • 1 television appearance on BBC Schools Landmarks, 1991

 

SURVEY, DATA ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

Ongoing databases at the CBA

  • archaeology courses in UK higher education
  • continuing education courses in archaeology

 

Other databases

  • television programmes on archaeology, 2001-2003
  • education provision in archaeology units and services, 1994-1995
  • lithic assemblages for a PhD, 1983-1988

 

LITHIC ANALYSIS

  • Bally Lough Archaeological Project, Ireland, for Marek Zvelebil, 1984-1989
  • Beeston Castle, Cheshire for English Heritage, 1986-1987
  • Aulnat, France for John Collis, 1984-1985
  • Roystone Grange, Derbyshire for Richard Hodges, 1984-1985
  • Hognaston, Derbyshire, for John Collis, 1983
  • Owslebury, Hampshire for John Collis, 1983
  • Newton Cliffs, Nottinghamshire and others sites for Pat Phillips, 1977-1982

 

Don Henson

24th July 2012

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