September 20, 2012

Historical thinking: An approach for teaching history in conflict areas:
Lessons from the Greek Cypriot -Turkish Cypriot experience

20 October 2012
College Hall, Auditorium B
American University of Beirut

Time: 8.30am – 2.30pm

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, at St Antony’s College, Oxford University and the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, cordially invite you to attend a workshop on the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot experience in adopting a Historical Thinking approach to learning and teaching history in a context of conflicting and controversial historical narratives. The workshop also aims to examine Historical Thinking as an approach for the learning and teaching of history in Lebanon, a post-conflict community with multiple narratives.

Historical Thinking, like scientific thinking in science instruction, is central to history instruction and that students should become more competent as historical thinkers. By thinking historically, one can critically discuss with others about causes and consequences, change and continuity, interpretation, significance, differences and similarities and chronological understanding of historical incident. The workshop will explore the following questions: how can we, as educators, transform our history education classrooms to encourage students to think historically? What challenges do we face and how can we address them?

Attendance is free and places are limited.
To register, please contact the following number 01-744222 or send the attached registration card to the email address; [email protected] before 15th of October 2012.

Registration forms:

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