The Australian curriculum attempts to guarantee that Australian young people develop a shared historical consciousness of the nation.
The 'tulip age' was in Turkey generally known and taught as a period of pleasure and entertainment in Ottoman history.
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Abstract: This article adds a concrete aspect to the discussion on the design of teaching materials. It explores the question of whether and how Open Educational Resources can replace traditional... Read More ›
Abstract: In order to survive the tight embrace of content stuffed curricula, teachers need to find ways to serve the discipline of history while meeting the needs and interests of... Read More ›
Abstract: The national curriculum in Lebanon has remained unchanged since 1997. Not only is the 1975-1990 civil war a highly sensitive historical event, but the national education system has made... Read More ›
Abstract: Eleni Zanou from Cyprus presents her motivations for teaching history ‘unconventionally’. She explains that using the one and only textbook entails many risks – such as the lack of... Read More ›
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Abstract: Jordanian teachers in private schools are in most cases teaching historical content seen as significant by the writers of these international curricula. As a result of this unusual situation,... Read More ›
Should history be taught on big scales, or should it focus on the experiences of small groups or even individuals over shorter times?
Geography is a discipline which has an enduring identity crisis resulting in large part from its very nature. However, its object of study, the planet as the home of humankind, is clearly of fundamental importance.
Public examinations involve a great deal of interpretation. How much freedom do those who interpret those frameworks have when devising assessments?