Queen's University

History, Humanities and Social Science Education

Since antiquity, we have speculated what it means to be an educated person and how we might live ethically and well. The curricula of schools are reflections of the stories we tell, the knowledge we value, and the aspirations that we hold. This project broadly explores the value of history, the humanities, and the social sciences and considers their evolving relationship with social, intellectual, and political movements.

Other Selected Publications:

Christou, Theodore and Judy Wearing (2015). “An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Conversation on Fear and Learning,” In Education 21 (1): 57-73.

Christou, Theodore and Shawn Bullock (2014). “Learning and Teaching about Social Studies and Science:  A Collaborative Self-Study,” The Social Studies 105 (2): 80-90.

Christou, Theodore (2013). “Schools Are No Longer Merely Educational Institutions: The Rhetoric of Social Efficiency in Ontario Education, 1931-1935,” History of Education 42 (5): 566-577.

Christou, Theodore (2010). “Reflecting from the Margins:  Refiguring the Humanist and Finding Space for Story in History,” Brock Education 20(1): 49-63.

Christou, Theodore (2010). “Educational History and the Public Good,” Antistasis: A New Brunswick Education Journal, 1 (1): 6-8.

Christou, Theodore (2010). “Get Thee to the Archive: The Teaching of History and the Doing of History,” Education Letter, Fall/Winter Issue: 15-17.

Christou, Theodore (2010). “Recovering our Histories:  Studying Educational History through Stories and Memoirs,” Education Canada, Fall Issue: 64-68.

Christou, Theodore (2009). “Using Social History Research for the Cultivation of Historical Thinking and Historical Mindedness,” Rapport:  Journal of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association 30 (3): 5-7.

Christou, Theodore (2009). “Justifying Conceptual Generalizations in Educational History:  Framing Educational Progressivism in the Context of Interwar-Period Ontario,” Graduate Student Symposium:  Selected Papers 4: 52-67.

Christou, Theodore (2009). "Gone but not Forgotten:  The Decline of History as an Educational Foundation," Journal of Curriculum Studies 41(5): 569-583.

Christou, Theodore (2007). “Humanities Subjects in Ontario Teacher Education:  The Foundations Metaphor and Reflective Practice,” International Journal of the Humanities 5(1): 129-135.