Andrew Yap Ming Hwee

Affiliations: 
National Institute of Education (Singapore)

Enhancing Students’ Understanding of Bi-Polarity in the History Classroom

"Back when I was a history student in my secondary school days, I thought I had understood the dichotomy between Communism and Democracy, and how this ideological divide set the basis for the outbreak and development of the Cold War. However, my understanding of this dichotomy was challenged over the years when I began to recognize that merely stating the differences was insufficient to account for a global “event” that lasted almost half a century. "

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An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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