Teaching and learning: history as inquiry

Bedford, Alison ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6708-9896 and Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 (2022) Teaching and learning: history as inquiry. In: Teaching Secondary History. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 100-123. ISBN 978-1-108-96998-7


This chapter explores the concept of historical inquiry and student-centered inquiry methodologies and associated pedagogies. Historical inquiry is driven by questions about the past that are developed as hypotheses and validated through research. The shift to an inquiry-centered pedagogy can be challenging for both teachers and students, but the rewards are self-evident as students develop the skills to think critically, work collaboratively and communicate clearly. These are skills that transcend history and will stand students in good stead as they enter an increasingly fluid and dynamic world of further learning and work at the completion of their secondary schooling.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 02:54
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 01:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian curriculum, historical inquiry, inquiry-centered pedagogy, history
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45070

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