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Reverberating Echoes: Challenging Teacher Candidates to Tell and Learn From Entwined Narrations of Canadian History
The authors report on a study with teacher candidates to illustrate the importance of explicitly engaging with the ways in which students' historical subjectivity depart from dominant historical narratives of a nation-state’s development so as to potentially derive alternative meanings of shared pasts from marginalized perspectives. The authors identify several tensions involved in work with multiple perspectives that shape historical narratives: a struggle to avoid culturally reductive or stereotypical images of otherness, the taming of historical complexity for ease of communication, and something of a fraught encounter with the dissonance as a reverberating echo at the heart of historical identifications and perspectives.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2013
This article reports on an interview study that explored how teacher educators across different disciplines anticipate the work that must be done to produce critical professionals to teach the new Australian curriculum. The authors summarize the differences indicated across the four curriculum areas sampled: English teacher educators seemed mostly concerned about political interference in educational matters; history teacher educators seemed mostly concerned about the status of knowledge in the proposed curriculum; a maths educators had concerns around the rationale for selection of curricular content; and science educators were concerned about personal relevance and the pedagogical implications of over-selection of content.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2013
Helping Trainee Teachers Realize the Potential of Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study from Scottish History
This article examines how trainee teacher used Information and Communication Technology to enhance their students' learning. The article focuses on teaching history education in Scotland through a series of multimedia CD ROMs. The author concludes that Scottish multimedia resources helped students investigate the past through a process which began by asking questions and ended with presenting the conclusions. Furthermore, the programs also demonstrate to teacher trainees some of the ways in which ICT can enhance teaching and learning.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013
In this article, the authors examined the relationship between mentees’ perceptions of success with the mentoring relationship, and their achievement of the intended outcomes of the program. To examine the complexity of the relationship that can exist between students' satisfaction and students' learning, the authors report data from their own work with high school social studies students. Analysis of survey and interview data collected from mentees showed that they appreciated different experiences than those that led to the outcomes intended by the program designers.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
The current article describes the experiences of elementary education majors during their social studies methods course. The authors used digital primary sources to teach historical perspective and to model historical inquiry teaching strategies for use in elementary classrooms. The students indicated that their experiences were positive and that digital resources had great potential for elementary classroom use.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2012
Examining Authentic Intellectual Work with a Historical Digital Documentary Inquiry Project in A Mandated State Testing Environment
In this case study, the authors examine whether student construction of digital documentaries on curriculum-based topics may offer potential to both support students’ acquisition of content knowledge and their engagement in authentic intellectual work. To explore this potential, the authors document two teachers’ efforts to engage their students in a 5-day digital documentary project to challenge their students to more fully understand Irish immigration in the early 19th century. In the end, the authors were encouraged that digital documentaries provided opportunities for students to engage in authentic intellectual work in the context of this standards-based curriculum.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2011
What’s Culture Got to Do With It? Educational Research as a Necessarily Interdisciplinary Enterprise
In this paper, the author examines the role of culture in education in historical perspective to suggest the conditions required to promote generalized educational reform.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
“You Can Form Your Own Point of View”: Internally Persuasive Discourse in Northern Ireland Students’ Encounters With History
In this study, the authors sought to understand how students in Northern Ireland make sense of competing approaches to history, and in particular, how they understand the relationship between the approaches they encounter in school and elsewhere. Using qualitative, task-based interviews, the authors interviewed 253 secondary students. The authors found that these students had learned about the past in a variety of formal and informal settings, and they navigated among these multiple sources in a conscious attempt to refine and extend their historical understanding as they followed up on interests initiated in one setting by seeking out information elsewhere.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This article describes a study in which eighth grade students in one school learned to create multimedia mini-documentaries in a six-week history unit on early 19th-century U.S. history. The authors examined the relative benefits for students who participated in a technology-assisted project-based learning experience. The authors also contrasted the students’ experiences to those of students who received a more traditional form of instruction. Results from content knowledge measures showed significant gains for students in the project-based learning condition as compared to students in the comparison school.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
In this article, the authors present the work of a team of Israeli and Palestinian teachers who developed a history textbook that includes both groups' narratives of the same events side by side. The aim was to break down stereotypes and build more nuanced understandings among the next generation of citizens in each of the two states in the region. These teachers then tested the effects of its use in both Israeli and Palestinian classrooms.
Updated: May. 25, 2009