My name is Lukas Perikleous and I am a student at the MA in History Education. The reason I chose to apply for the IoE’s MA in History Education through the External System was the fact that this was the only way to combine my studies with my work as a teacher in afternoon schools here in London. Now, I realise that this program probably gave me the chance to explore this area in a far more in-depth and reflective way than a one year face-to-face MA.
Through my studies, I have been able to develop my understanding in the area of history education in terms of theoretical knowledge, teaching practices and research skills. This strong background gave me the opportunity to involve in many projects and initiatives regarding history education in Cyprus and to contribute to a wider effort to promote new approaches in history teaching on the island. My studies also gave me the chance to work with some very interesting people here at the IoE who supported (and still do) my work in many ways.