Past Issues

Volume 8

The second volume of this special issue edition of the HSSE Online continues our conversation on matters related to history education. In this volume, historians, history educators, curriculum specialists, pre-service teachers and experienced practitioners reflect on an integral aspect of history teaching and learning: educational assessment. Bearing in mind recent shifts in syllabus emphases...

The social studies scene in Singapore is rapidly evolving. Revised curricula are being rolled out together with renewed accentuation on more active and engaging pedagogies and deliberate emphasis on enabling and empowering every student to become an independent learner, a critical thinker and a culturally sensitive citizen. This edition of HSSE Online brings together ideas from teacher...

Volume 7

This special geography issue of HSSE Online focuses on the research-practice nexus for teaching and learning geography. It celebrates the professional identities of geography teachers as reflective thinkers and education researchers who work towards excellence in their classroom practice through evidence-based interventions. This collection of articles highlights research conducted by both pre...

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,...

Volume 6

Volume 6, Issue 1 2017

Cultivating multiple perspectives or different ways of seeing and thinking about the world is an essential aspect of humanities and social studies education. The articles in this issue provide different perspectives for readers to consider as lenses for understanding places, society, curriculum, politics, and others.

This special edition of primary social studies for HSSE Online focuses on the what, the why and the how of social studies education for primary students. The driving force behind this issue stems from the deep conviction of the primary social studies teacher educators in HSSE that the subject must be taught meaningfully and powerfully in schools for effective citizenship education.   ...

Volume 5

Volume 5, Issue 1 2016

Humanities and Social Studies education are undergoing significant changes in terms of classroom practice: the firm centrality of inquiry methods, authentic fieldwork experiences, the greater use of discussion, the focus on controversial issues, greater attention to students' ideas, and a conceptual focus for teaching and learning have gained greater traction in classrooms. The articles in...

Volume 5, Issue 2 2016

The shift towards discipline-based approaches in history and social studies education in recent years has seen greater emphasis on a teaching methodology that prioritizes thinking, understanding and active learning in the classroom. In history education, for example, there is increased awareness amongst teachers that developing deeper understandings in history involves giving students...

Volume 4

In this special geography issue of HSSE Online, we acknowledge geography teachers’ role in geographical education by inviting classroom practitioners to share their reflections on issues in geography education research. As noted by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1959, “It is no exaggeration to say that the 10,600 teachers in all our schools constitute the most influential group of 10,...

2015 is a year that heralds a number of important events for Singapore. First and foremost, the country celebrates its Golden Jubilee. About five months before the National Day (9th Aug) of the country saw the passing away of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of independent Singapore and one of the most respected statesman in the global arena. For a history student who has read about Queen...

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