Towards an Effective Professional Development Model to Deepen History Teachers’ Understanding of Historical Concepts, pp. 12 of 16

Table 3: A demonstration of Ms Z’s changed practice before and after the Master Class


Before Master Class

After Master Class

Use of accounts

No comparison across accounts

Comparisons across accounts

Topic/ Theme

Tendency to use school experiences and events to engage students

Confidence in using larger historical events to engage students

Use of historical context

Lack of conscious use of  historical context

Conscious use of historical context

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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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