The categorisation of the past into defined blocks of time, called time periods, in order to make researching history easier.
Skill reusability level
Relationships with occupations
Periodisation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:
Historian: Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past of human societies. They analyse documents, sources, and traces from the past in order to understand the past societies.
History teacher secondary school: History teachers at secondary schools provide education toÂ students, commonly children and young adults, in aÂ secondary school setting. They are usually subject teachers, specialised and instructing in their own field of study, history. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the studentsâ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the studentsâ knowledge and performance on the subject of history through assignments, tests and examinations.
History lecturer: History lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, history, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of history, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
Periodisation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.
Secondary school teacher: Secondary school teachers provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually specialist subject teachers, who instruct in their own field of study. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary and evaluate their knowledge and performance through assignments, tests and examinations.
- Periodisation – ESCO