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ERIC Number: EJ837191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
World History and Global Consciousness: A Case Study in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Quirin, James A.
History Teacher, v42 n2 p159-175 Feb 2009
World history has become part of the "revolution in historical studies" since the 1960s, and a fast-growing area of college teaching in recent years. This article reports the author's research on his own world history-based course at Fisk University under the rubric of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This SoTL research suggests that virtually all students increased their degree of global awareness or consciousness as a result of taking this course, and that they learned such a global approach from both the premodern and modern content. In general, students who got higher grades in the course as a whole also had higher scores on the Post-test purporting to measure degrees of global awareness. But an exciting and unusual finding suggested by the qualitative evidence in this paper is that even students who received low or failing grades did improve their degree of awareness of the world outside and developed ideas about their personal connection to it. (Contains 20 notes.)
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A