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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 2018

The collection of papers in this special issue of the HSSE Online – the first part of a two-volume edition on history education – brings together expertise and experience from all sections of the history education community to discuss matters related to the teaching and learning of history in the classroom. This “conversation” between historians, history educators, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, pre-service teachers, and seasoned practitioners takes on a mostly reflective tone when describing instructional strategies that can enhance the quality of student learning, yet challenges readers into an ongoing dialogue with the pedagogy and practice of school history. Beyond simply thinking about history teaching in terms of standards, competence and performance, the authors postulate more creative and innovative means to address the real and concrete problems students face in learning history. Collectively, they encourage a critical reflection of both the epistemic and methodological aspects of the discipline, and indirectly seek to promote a reflective environment that allows teachers to become more thoughtful and self-evaluative practitioners.

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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