Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference in Jyväskylä, Finland

Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History seeks to strengthen research on history pedagogy by furthering cooperation between history education practice and research. History as both a discipline and school subject is in motion, receiving increasing demands from the surrounding society. Focusing on textbook-driven narratives is usually not enough to meet […]

Call for Papers: Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History

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 […]

Understanding Historical Time

On the occasion of the presentation of 20 new NWO PhD scholarships, on 12 September 2016, I was interviewed by the Secretary of State for Education, Sander Dekker. The interview was about my research: Improving the understanding of historical time for pupils between 6-12 years old. Understanding of historical time […]

Free Book to Download: Teaching History in the Secondary School

This book focuses on three basic notions which I regard to be extremely important in history teaching.  First of all, which approach should a history teacher adopt? That is, what pedagogy or methodology to use. This decision is fundamental and must precede any teaching. Long gone are the days when […]

New Publication on Directions in History Education Research

“Joined-Up History: New Directions in History Education Research” explores the question of historical thinking and how it has developed in the last 30 years. Edited by Arthur Chapman of University College London and Arie Wilschut of Amsterdam University of Professional Education, this volume examines how students make sense of the history they’re taught, how […]