Presentation on Teaching with Passion and Purpose

“Passion, Purpose, and Performance:
Historians Talk About Their Teaching”

By Alan and Jeanne Booth

Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building, Room 322/323
The University of Texas at El Paso

Drawing upon interviews with nearly 250 academic historians from Europe, the US, and Australia, this presentation will examine the experiences of teaching history in higher education. The findings delve into the often-private hopes and values of history practitioners in order to foreground historians talking about why they became history teachers, what they love about teaching, what they do to engage students, and what has helped most to sustain their passion and develop their capabilities as teachers.

Alan Booth is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Nottingham and a UK National Teaching Fellow. His books include Teaching History at University: Enhancing Learning and Understanding (2003) and The Practice of University History Teaching (2000).

Jeanne Booth leads The Good Work Guide, a multi-disciplinary consultancy working with universities and enterprises to equip people for the challenges of making a living in the 21st century. She is a trained historian and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce who has contributed widely to the development of life-long education and career services, creative business and social enterprise support, and curriculum design in the UK.

This session of the UTEP History Department Seminar Series is sponsored by the Center for History Teaching & Learning’s History Survey Project

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