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Title: Teaching for historical understanding (TfHU): Developing a discipline-based curriculum model at Tanjong Katong Secondary School
Authors: Suhaimi Afandi
Rozanah Basrun
Nani Rahayu Mohamed
Liz Sriyanti Jamaluddin
Sya Feena
Nur Hazelin Idayu
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Suhaimi Afandi, Rozanah Basrun, Nani Rahayu Mohamed, Liz Sriyanti Jamaluddin, Sya Feena, & Nur Hazelin Idayu. (2016). Teaching for historical understanding (TfHU): Developing a discipline-based curriculum model at Tanjong Katong Secondary School. HSSE Online, 5(2), 51-67. Retrieved from http://www.hsseonline.edu.sg/journal/volume-5-issue-2-2016/teaching-historical-understanding-tfhu-developing-discipline-based
Abstract: This paper reports the experiences of the History Unit at Tanjong Katong Secondary School (TKSS) in their attempts to craft a discipline-based curriculum model focusing on instruction that develops students’ historical understandings. The paper describes the project structure and development of the Tanjong Katong (TK) Teaching for Historical Understanding (TfHU) approach to historical instruction, shares some reflections by teacher participants involved in the project, and highlights several learning points and implications for curriculum change at TKSS. The history teachers at TKSS recognised that the TfHU project had further developed their awareness of more effective methods to teach history, and were confident that the focus on disciplinary understandings will enhance student engagement in their history classrooms. They demonstrated strong belief that students can be made to understand complex issues in history if they are given the proper tools or cognitive challenges suitably crafted to develop deeper thinking about aspects of the discipline.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18886
Website: http://www.hsseonline.edu.sg/journal/volume-5-issue-2-2016/teaching-historical-understanding-tfhu-developing-discipline-based
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