Teaching History, Learning History, Promoting History

Papers from the Bielefeld Conference on Teaching History in Higher Education

Leah Shopkow
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The objective of this volume is to reflect on and to enhance history teaching in higher education. Informed by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), historians from the United States, Western Europe, and Australia report on their approaches and the results of their work with students, asking questions important for the future of the humanities as a whole: What understandings of history do students bring to their studies? How do these affect their approaches to history? What forms of teaching can help beginning students learn to think like historians and apply theory to their work? And how can we help history students succeed after university?