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Technology and Disciplined Inquiry in the World History Classroom

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World history remains a challenging subject for teachers to teach and for students to learn. This may be due to a lack of prior knowledge on the part of most American students, combined with the huge body of potential content to include in the curriculum. At the same time, despite the long-term commitment by social studies educators to integrate inquiry for the purpose of improving student critical thinking skills, research has documented the tenacity of didactic, lecture-based approaches to instruction.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2016

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