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Title: Towards an effective professional development model to deepen history teachers’ understanding of historical concepts
Authors: Andrew, Anthony
Yeo, Lloyd
Suhaimi Afandi
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Anthony, A., Yeo, L., & Suhaimi Afandi. (2016). Towards an effective professional development model to deepen history teachers’ understanding of historical concepts. HSSE Online, 5(2), 37-50. Retrieved from http://www.hsseonline.edu.sg/journal/volume-5-issue-2-2016/towards-effective-professional-development-model-deepen-history
Abstract: This small-scale study explores professional development (PD) designs for history teachers in Singapore and proposes a PD model that uses a job-embedded collaborative approach. Drawing from research on effective PD and data gathered from questionnaires and interviews conducted with participants involved in a PD workshop, this paper considers the value of collaborative PD approaches aimed at promoting and encouraging historical thinking. The authors conclude that PD history workshops that are carefully designed to support the development of teachers’ professional knowledge bases, and ones that offer opportunities for teachers to actively translate conceptual ideas into concrete teaching strategies, are critical in transforming beliefs and practices that can work towards more robust historical thinking and discourse in the classroom.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18885
Website: http://www.hsseonline.edu.sg/journal/volume-5-issue-2-2016/towards-effective-professional-development-model-deepen-history
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