ERIC Number: EJ824467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reflections on Forty-Odd Years of Teaching History and on Training Prospective PhDs to Do So
White, Philip L.
History Teacher, v35 n4 p465-472 Aug 2002
In this article, the author shares his own reflections on his forty-odd years of teaching history at the college level. He shares one of the most important things he learned during his career as a history teacher: Instructors should make clear to their students at the beginning of any survey course what it is that they expect their students to learn. He also modified Benjamin S. Bloom's hierarchy of educational objectives to adapt them to his own beliefs as to how history might be taught more effectively. In this article, he shares and explains his modified version of Bloom's taxonomy of education objectives.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Educational Objectives, History Instruction, Reflection, Teaching Experience, Behavioral Objectives, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Social Studies, Doctoral Programs
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site: http://www.thehistoryteacher.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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