Dr. Peter Seixas, Professor Emeritus
“What does “history” mean to young people in our sped-up moment of social upheaval, technological revolution, and environmental catastrophe? What could it mean? What should it mean?”
Dr. Seixas’ body of research examines how young people develop understandings of the historical past. He has also studied how people—beyond school-age—understand the past; how understandings of the past—both within and beyond the academy—are theorized; and how historical thinking can be assessed. His scholarship has had a major impact on history and social studies curricula across Canada and beyond, through the Historical Thinking Project (2006-2014) of which he was founding director.
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