BiographyThrough the History Education International Research Network and the annual conferences of the International Journal of Historical Teaching Learning and Research, which I co-founded in 2004 with Dr. Jon Nichol, I have enjoyed meeting colleagues involved in researching history education around the world. And I have appreciated invitations to speak at conferences internationally in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Russia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Application of constructivist theories of child development to the teaching and learning of history, in England and internationally.
Children's understanding in history. painting, literature. music, hill-walking.
Published: Jun 04, 2012 by Curriculum Journal
Charlotte Mason, a patriotic nineteenth century educationist, saw history teaching as non-Anglocentric, and drawing on sources to construct interpretations of the past, through retelling, role play and art. This article collates her modern constructivist ideas about history education scattered through 12 volumes of her writing
Published: Oct 09, 2010 by Education 3-13
Authors: Hilary Cooper: guest editor, special issue
The papers in this issue give a flavour of the questions being asked in a range of countries about the nature of history education, the problems arising and the extent to which younger pupils can engage with them.
Published: Jan 07, 2001 by Education 3-13
Authors: Carol Capita, Hilary Cooper and Gheorghita Halalau
Three history lessons in Cumbria, England and Bucharest, Romania were video-recorded in an attempt to analyse common characteristics of good practice and promote further dialogue between the two countries. The analyses suggested that whole class questioning, supported by group discussion could support teachers in different countries to work collaboratively to develop pupils' historical enquiry.
Published: Jan 10, 1993 by Curriculum Journal
Authors: Hilary Cooper
Through a case study this article investigates how whole class teaching can lead to effective peer group discussion without the teacher.