A new book based on key presentations and responses from an international conference held at Karlstad University in Sweden in 2010 is now available.
The book covers social studies subjects – civics, history, geography and religious education – as represented in the Swedish education system.
The book includes contributions from Robert Jackson, Special Adviser to the European Wergeland Centre, and Theo Koritsinsky, a member of the EWC board.
The book includes chapters by specialist authors from Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, the UK, Denmark and Canada.
In focus are questions like: What are the main patters of research in the respective fields? Are there similarities in questions and types of research within these four fields of research? What advices do researchers give teachers, based on their research?
Three research and teaching traditions are presented at length: Joachim Detjen from Germany
writes about the German tradition of Politische Bildung, Robert Jackson is discussing the
Interpretative approach developed by Jackson and his collaborators at Warwick University, UK,
Christine Counsell editor of the journal History Education describes the contributions of active
teachers to the development of the British tradition of doing history, Stéphane Lévesque from
Canada describes how this British history education tradition has been further developed in
Canada and US as historical thinking, and Hartwig Haubrich of Germany provides a summary
of his comparative studies of international geography education, carried out thorough several
decades. A number of Nordic scholars comment and give their picture of crucial questions within
the respective subject in our time.
These questions are addressed in this volume, a book that deserves being read by researchers,
teacher educators and school teachers interested in research.
Book Details: B. Schullerqvist (Ed), Patterns of Research in Civics, History, Geography and Religious Education, Studier i de samhällsvetenskapliga ämnenas didaktik nr 14, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press Copies
It can be ordered from Karlstad University press on firstname.lastname@example.org