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Elsdon, Kathryn; Howard, Hannah – Teaching History, 2019
As teachers trainees, the authors were frustrated trying to create a lesson on the British Empire. But this challenge seems to be magnified ten-fold when teaching the history of Britain's empire: a complex political, cultural, social and economic phenomenon that has a broad chronological and geographical scope. And yet, despite the seemingly…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Lockyer, Bridget; Tazzymant, Abigail – Teaching History, 2016
As postgraduate historians with teaching responsibilities at the University of York, Bridget Lockyer and Abigail Tazzyman were concerned to tackle some of the challenges reported by their students who had generally only encountered women's history in a disconnected way through stand-alone topics or modules. Their response was to create a series of…
Descriptors: Females, History, History Instruction, Questionnaires
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Garik, Peter; Garbayo, Luciana; Benétreau-Dupin, Yann; Winrich, Charles; Duffy, Andrew; Gross, Nicholas; Jariwala, Manher – Science & Education, 2015
For nearly a decade we have taught the history and philosophy of science as part of courses aimed at the professional development of physics teachers. The focus of the history of science instruction is on the stages in the development of the concepts and theories of physics. For this instruction, we designed activities to help the teachers…
Descriptors: Physics, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Science Teachers
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Wang, Xiao-qin; Qi, Chun-yan; Wang, Ke – Science & Education, 2017
There is not a clear consensus on the categorization framework of the educational values of the history of mathematics. By analyzing 20 Chinese teaching cases on integrating the history of mathematics into mathematics teaching based on the relevant literature, this study examined a new categorization framework of the educational values of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History Instruction, High Schools
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Kello, Katrin – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Teaching sensitive and controversial issues (SCIs) is of growing interest in contemporary, increasingly heterogeneous societies. In democracies, different groups and institutions expect their values and worldviews to be conveyed at school. On one hand, there is the expectation that SCIs should be treated neutrally. On the other hand, there are…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Civics
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Lamboley, Jean-Luc – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2017
The paper shows that Tuning Project has generated indifference more than resistance within the French academic community. It proposes an analysis of the reasons of this situation: difficulties arising from Tuning itself, the resistance of the French academic tradition, the institutional inhibitors and facilitators. The impact of Tuning on French…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Skill Development, Competence, Assignments
Mohamud, Abdul; Whitburn, Robin – Trentham Books, 2016
"Doing Justice to History" challenges everyday racism in society and offers counter-stories to the singular narratives that still prevail among national historians and in school curricula. It will be a key resource for the annual Black History Month in both the UK and the US. But the book's key purpose is to argue for deeper and…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, History Instruction, Racial Bias, Curriculum
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Hawkey, Kate; Thorne, Sally; Arkinstall, Philip; Bryant, Matthew; Rawlings, David; Kennett, Richard; Fletcher, Adele – Teaching History, 2015
In "Teaching History 157, Assessment Edition," a number of different teachers shared the ways in which their departments were approaching the assessment and reporting of students' progress in a "post-levels" world. This article adds to those examples, first by illustrating how teachers from different schools in the Bristol area…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Assessment
Lewer, Brittney – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2019
The report looks to the future of American history education. The report grows out of national and state polls that the Foundation conducted in late 2018 on Americans' knowledge of the history of their country. The Foundation's initial poll found that two out of three Americans were incapable of passing the U.S. citizenship test and led the…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Thorp, Robert – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2017
How do two Swedish secondary school teachers relate to and make sense of history via their experiences and educational media? This article seeks to gain knowledge about history education by analyzing two teachers' narratives of their personal experiences of the Cold War and classroom observations of the teachers in practice. The article finds that…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Educational Media, Foreign Countries
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Nuttall, Dan – Teaching History, 2013
How can we help pupils integrate history into coherent "Big Pictures" or mental frameworks? Building on traditions of classroom research and theorising reported in earlier editions of Teaching History, Dan Nuttall reports how his department set out to help Year 9 build a coherent big picture of twentieth-century history that would…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Futures (of Society), History, History Instruction
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Elban, Mehmet – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this research study is to examine the master's theses and dissertations carried out about history education research in Turkey in terms of certain variables. The study is a qualitative research and it used documentary research design as a research method. The population of the research study is the master's theses and dissertations…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Masters Theses, Qualitative Research
Harrison, Neil – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This position paper develops the case for a greater focus on the teaching of local histories in the Australian Curriculum: History. It takes as its starting point an Indigenous epistemology that understands knowledge to be embedded in the land. This connection between knowledge and country is used to examine recent literature on whether the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Local History, National Curriculum
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King, LaGarrett Jarriel – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
Scholars have long promoted black history as an appropriate space to promote the development of racial literacy. Few research studies, however, have examined how teacher education uses black history as a heuristic to teach about race. Using racial literacy as a framework, this article examined the varied ways four social studies pre-service…
Descriptors: African American History, Teaching Methods, Literacy, Race
Arrington, Walter T. Ted – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study is an investigation and analysis of the teaching of critical thinking skills in eight public universities in Texas, in particular the History, Education, and Business departments. The study is, in part, a document analysis of the universities' mission statements, the departments' stated learning objectives, and two upper level…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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