David Pace Visits UTEP

Historian David Pace recently visited UTEP to talk about “decoding” history. On the morning of Wednesday, June 13, an audience of secondary- and college-level history teachers  listened as Dr. Pace discussed the”bottlenecks” that students encounter when attempting to learn history. He introduced a procedure that teachers can employ to help their students understand the procedures and practices unique to the discipline of history.

Then, Pace met with the History Survey Project Fellows in a three-hour working session in which he provided specific feedback on the courses they are redesigning to be taught throughout El Paso during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Pace is a Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University and a leader in the growing movement to bring scholarly modes of inquiry to teaching and learning in higher education. His visit was part of the History Survey Project, an innovative professional development program designed to produce real change in the teaching and learning of history. It is hosted by the Center for History Teaching & Learning through a generous grant from the Texas Faculty Collaborative for Social Studies of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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