Interview – Dr. Peter Seixas

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?”

Research Interests:
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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