Discussing Terrorism in the Classroom: The Day After

When a sudden outburst of violence or a terrorist attack occurs in your country, how do you as a teacher address this as responsibly as possible in the classroom? After a shooting in Utrecht on March 18th, the Dutch educational platform TerInfo, which is an interdisciplinary group of scholars from […]

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 […]

Fostering Civil Discourse: A Guide for Classroom Conversations

Facing History and Ourselves is a non-profit international educational and professional development organization. Their mission consists of engaging students from diverse backgrounds to examine racism, antisemitism, and prejudice to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. The guide leads with the following paragraph, which puts the topic of […]

New Book on History Education

MasterClass in History Education (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) is a new resource for all history teachers who wish to stay alert on current research on how history is taught and learned in classrooms today. From the publisher: At the heart of the book is a series of professional enquiries carried out […]

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 […]

14th Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture organized by HTA Malta

On 29 October 2015 the History Teachers’ Association of Malta, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, organised the 14th Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture. This year’s guest speaker was Michael Fordham who is Assistant Headteacher at West London Free School, Affiliated Lecturer at the University of […]