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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper conducts an affirmative reading of key constructs of pedagogy, ethics, culture and justice put forth in the texts of Roger Simon. Rereading these texts with, against and across the trajectory of one thinker's thought, the article generates new possibilities for pedagogy in global and contemporary times. The paper demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Ethics, Global Approach
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Farley, Lisa; Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies" is dedicated to Roger I. Simon. Simon's scholarship bequeaths to theorists, teachers, and curators across Canada and beyond a theory of education that opens up responsibilities to past and present others. The papers gathered for this special issue address many of the difficulties that he…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Best Practices
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den Heyer, Kent – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
Schools are too often places in which answers are conveyed to questions students are rarely, if ever, asked. This article offers, therefore, some examples of content--animating and throughline questions--and assessment practices that centralize questions rather than answers. While animating questions return teachers to the mysteries that excite us…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Myers, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
Even the best teacher education programs are notoriously short and barely adequate for preparing students to teach in today's schools. At the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) several projects have been undertaken in the use of sources in history classrooms (see Ruth Sandwell's article in this…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Information Sources, Instructional Materials
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Fielding, John – Canadian Social Studies, 2005
There are two distinct sections to this article. In the first part, the author's relates, in a personal way, his conviction that the teaching of history is about the engagement and development of the "historical imagination". In the second part Fielding presents not only many strategies for teaching history but also his analysis of these…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Morris, Ronald V.; Welch, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Students who use drama assess their work through using a science fiction essay to help them look for and make connections between times, places, people, and situations. The students then use assessment guidelines to focus their ideas, stimulate their creativity, and demonstrate minimum standards of excellence. Finally, students have access to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Drama, Middle School Students, Class Activities
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Cassidy, Wanda – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
In this article I argue that greater attention should be given to the law-related education dimension of social studies education. I posit that a basic understanding of law and its role in society and in our lives is fundamental to the social studies citizenship mandate. Law-related education may be incorporated in elementary social studies in…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Social Studies, Legal Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Considers educational and philosophical responses to social and economic change. Offers an insightful review of four major educational philosophies that have emerged from within the North American teaching tradition: perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, and reconstructivism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Bickmore, Kathy – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Argues that social studies classrooms should provide a safe environment for both young women and men to practice managing social conflict. Maintains that feminist approaches to citizenship education can inform discussions examining the complex problems and power relationships that make up society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Walter, Connie; Young, Beth – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Reports on an exploration of gender bias in the multiple-choice portions of six Canadian social studies examinations. Considers the lack of women's experiences reflected in the questions, formal content, and epistemological stance. Concludes that gender biases do exist in the questions and may have contributed to differences in achievement. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Content Analysis, Educational Practices, Females
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Questions the use and adaptation of computers in the classroom as a panacea for all educational ills. Specifically notes that much of the nature and content of social studies instruction requires class interaction rather than computer instruction. Praises computers as instructional supplements rather than substitutes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment
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Orr, Jeff; Smit, Hans – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Compares and contrasts the social studies curricula in two Canadian provinces. Saskatchewan has adopted a student-centered approach emphasizing transformative knowledge and transactional strategies. Alberta is focusing more on knowledge acquisition and traditional assessment. Considers the reasons for these differences and proposes some directions…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Rose, Sheila D. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief overview of the educational conditions in Canada's Yukon Territory and discusses their effect on curriculum development. Describes three social studies curriculum projects from inception to completion. The projects are "Our Land Too: Women of Canada and the Northwest 1860-1914"; "Klondike Gold"; and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Identifies "dummy runs" as those educational approaches and exercises that are unrelated to any real-life experience or goal. For example, writing a model business letter to a fictitious business. Maintains that social studies educators should avoid this approach and emphasize "real world" relevance and citizenship education.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Totten, Samuel – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Contends that before teaching about the Holocaust teachers must assess their students' understanding of this event. Considers five student misconceptions about the origins of the Holocaust. Includes responses by students in grades 10-12. Explains the inaccuracy of each misconception, using the work of Holocaust historians as supporting evidence.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Genocide, High School Students, Jews
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