Workshop on College History Teaching

“College History Teaching: Historians Talk About Their Teaching”

By Alan and Jeanne Booth

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:00 AM
Liberal Arts Building, Room 322
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.

Parking on the UTEP campus is free and open to the public on Saturdays
Professional development (CPE) credit available for interested teachers

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