How To Develop Historical Thinking? - Reaching Out For Teachers Across Lebanon
"How to Develop Historical Thinking? - Reaching out for Teachers Across Lebanon" is a project that introduces a disciplinary approach to history pedagogy in Lebanon. It proposes refocusing history education on historical thinking, and thus on processes of open yet rigorous enquiry and debate about the meanings of the past. Rather than relying on a single textbook account, this approach engages student in exploring how and why diverse historical accounts are constructed. Students are being taught how to interrogate – critically, collaboratively, and constructively multiple, conflicting or incomplete sources of evidence. The program is a continuation of previous workshops and aims at reaching a wider and more diverse group of history teachers through a series of workshops focusing on historical thinking. The workshops will be conducted in Arabic and will involve the designing and implementation of three one-day workshops in three different areas in Lebanon, namely the North, South and Mount Lebanon.