Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference welcomes teachers, scholars, and everyone interested in pedagogy of history to submit proposals dealing with history education practice and research, ranging from elementary level to the university.

The conference seeks to strengthen research on history pedagogy by furthering cooperation between history education practice and research. The primary goal of this two-day conference is to encourage collaboration and foster dialogue between professional historians, education scholars, graduate students, and classroom teachers in order to find ways of balancing the scholarship on the pedagogy of history with increasing demands and classroom realities.

Scholars and practitioners interested in the pedagogy of history in both schools and universities are invited to submit proposals that address the learning, teaching and researching of history in schools, universities, and, more generally, society. Submissions from teachers who specialise in history or social science education are encouraged, as well as from graduate students and scholars.

The conference invites proposals for presentations, panels and workshops on a variety of relevant topics, including (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How do we teach historical thinking and skills-based history to students?
  • How can educators support the teaching and learning of skills-based history and historical thinking?
  • What kinds of skills are needed in learning history and developing historical thinking?
  • How can new platforms (social media, digital archives, etc.) support the development of historical thinking?
  • How can we assess students’ historical thinking and its development?
  • What innovative pedagogical methods exist for teaching history?

Proposal materials must be submitted by 15 January, 2017. Details on submitting proposals can be found from the conference pages. Please send all materials to The accepted proposals will be notified by 30 January, 2017. Any materials intended for pre-circulation must be received by 15 May, 2017. The conference has a participation fee of 70€. Please contact for any questions.

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The conference is bilingual, in English and Finnish. The conference will be designed so that there is an English-language programme throughout.