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Teaching History for the Contemporary World

Tensions, Challenges and Classroom Experiences in Higher Education

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  • First book to explore the connection between teaching History in Higher Education and social justice

  • Positions History pedagogy in Australian Higher Education within an international context

  • Re-examines the teaching-research nexus in order to emphasise the importance of History pedagogy for the social justice agenda

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. What to Teach for the Contemporary World

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Gender and Intersectionality

      • Anna Maguire
      Pages 137-152
    3. Teaching About War and Genocide

      • Vesna Drapac
      Pages 153-169
    4. Citizenship and History

      • Alison Holland
      Pages 183-200
    5. Pandemic

      • Katie Barclay
      Pages 201-215
  3. Beyond the Academy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217
    2. Workforce Preparation and Employability

      • Nathan Wise
      Pages 219-233

About this book

This book brings together history educators from Australia and around the world to tell their own personal stories and how they approach teaching history in the context of contemporary tensions in the classroom. It encourages historians to think actively about how history in the classroom can play a role in helping students to make sense of their world and to act honourably within it.

The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and include experienced history educators and early career academics. They showcase both a mix of approaches and democratize and decolonize the academy. The book blends theory and practice. It reflects on what is happening in the classroom and supports the discipline to understanding itself better, to improve upon its practices and to engage in academic discussion about the responsibility of teaching in the contemporary world.

Keywords

  • History pedagogy in Australian Higher Education
  • Teaching History for social justice
  • History teaching in a contemporary world
  • Teaching the history of social justice
  • Teaching historical tensions to explain contemporary issues
  • Teaching history in higher education
  • diversity and respect in the history classroom
  • historical tensions and current classroom practice
  • history students interpreting contemporary world
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of New England, Armidale, Australia

    Adele Nye

  • The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Jennifer Clark

About the editors

Dr Adele Nye is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. She is a specialist in History education in universities. She was the primary researcher in an ALTC funded national project called Historical Thinking in Higher Education. She is a member of the Australasian HIST-SoTL committee. She is the editor, with Jennifer Clark, of Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (Springer, 2018).

Professor Jennifer Clark is currently Head of Humanities at the University of Adelaide. She has taught History in universities for over 25 years. She is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (UNE) and a national Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She has been a partner on two ALTC/OLT grants exploring discipline standards. She is the editor, with Adele Nye, of Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (Springer, 2018).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Teaching History for the Contemporary World

  • Book Subtitle: Tensions, Challenges and Classroom Experiences in Higher Education

  • Editors: Adele Nye, Jennifer Clark

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0247-4

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0246-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0249-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-0247-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 254

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Curriculum Studies, Instructional Psychology, Sociology of Education, History

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-0247-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)