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Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 2014

It has almost become a cliché to claim that the humanities subjects are integral to education for young people. While many people pay lip service to the importance of subjects such as history, geography, and social studies, in practice, this is not been consistently reflected in the actions and choices of educators, policy makers, parents, and students in Singapore and elsewhere. Thus it is timely that this issue includes an article written by Mark Baildon reminding us of how the humanities subjects are essential for the well-being of both the individual and society. 

Image of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Photo by Li-Ching Ho
Londonderry, Northern Ireland. 
Photo by Li-Ching Ho

HSSE Online is published by the HSSE Academic Group, National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. The overarching purpose of the journal is to energize, inform and improve teaching practice in Humanities and Social Studies education in Singapore and to provide a venue to share ideas, research and resources that will be useful to teachers and scholars. 

We seek to develop and deepen knowledge and understanding of powerful and innovative research and practice in Humanities and Social Studies education. We hope you will make use of these ideas and resources as well as contribute your own.

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"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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