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Does Playfulness Crowd Out Rigor?

If you’ve been a reader of what I’ve been writing about teaching and learning the past several years you’ll know that I’ve been arguing that historians should make room for a more playful approach to the past in the undergraduate … Continue reading

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A Terrible Tip

In the December 2012 edition of the AHA’s newsletter Perspectives, Patricia Limerick, the new Vice President of the Teaching Division, announced a new Association project, “Tipping Points for Teaching.” The project, as described by Limerick, has two main goals: to (a) gather … Continue reading

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Remix History

An essay of mine on the ways that students are beginning to play with history using digital media, “But Mine’s Better”: Teaching History in a Remix Culture has just appeared in the May 2011 issue of The History Teacher (44/3: … Continue reading

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The Five Page Paper and the History Degree

Over the past week there has been a lot of hand wringing in American higher education over a recent study by the Pew Research Center, “Is College Worth It?.” The study, conducted with The Chronicle of Higher Education, makes it … Continue reading

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