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ERIC Number: EJ793048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Rethinking the Scholarly: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching in History
Booth, Alan
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n3 p247-266 2004
In the Humanities the notion of scholarship is fundamental to professional identity and prestige. Among historians scholarship is still overwhelmingly identified with research, and research of a particular kind, which has come to dominate ideas of what it means to be a professional historian. The valuing of one aspect of professional practice has diverted attention from pedagogic issues, and relegated teaching and learning to a secondary status within the discipline. This article challenges this prevailing orthodoxy, and explores recent efforts to forge a more flexible conception of disciplinary scholarship that can address and acknowledge teaching and learning in a more serious fashion. It considers and elaborates on the notion of the scholarship of teaching in history, and provides an account of recent developments in practice towards the creation of a disciplinary identity better able to serve the needs of faculty, students and the discipline as a whole in the 21st century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom