Social Studies as New Literacies in a Global Society

Relational Cosmopolitanism in the Classroom

By Mark Baildon, James S. Damico

© 2011 – Routledge

198 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This book reconceptualizes social studies teaching and learning in ways that will help prepare students to live in "new times" – prepared for new forms of labor in the post-industrial economy, equipped to handle new and emerging technologies and function in the new media age, and prepared to understand different perspectives to participate in an increasingly diverse, multicultural global society. Mark Baildon and James Damico offer an integrated theoretical framework and corresponding set of web-based technology tools to guide a reconceptualized social studies education and provide concrete examples of teachers and students wrestling with core challenges involved in doing inquiry-based investigations with web-based texts. The authors also lay out a range of suggestions for social studies and literacy teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and researchers interested in enacting and researching social studies as new literacies for living in the global society in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social Studies as New Literacies for Living in a Global Society

Part I: Reconceptualizing Social Studies: Frameworks and Tools 1. The Role of Social Studies in "New Times" 2. Teaching and Learning in New Times: Challenges and Possibilities 3. Web-based Technology Tools to Guide Inquiry

Part II: Exploring and Examining Challenges and Possibilities: Windows into Classrooms 4. Collaboratively Negotiating the Challenge of Locating Reliable, Readable, and Useful Sources With Rindi Baildon 5. Examining the Claims and Credibility of a Complicated Multimodal Web-based Text 6. The Challenge of Synthesizing Web-based Information in an Inquiry-based Social Studies Classroom 7. Part I: Identifying What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Progressive Knowledge Building in an Inquiry Community With Anne Elsener 8. Part II: Identifying What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Progressive Knowledge Building in an Inquiry Community With Anne Elsener Part III: Synthesis and Implications 9. Social Studies as New Literacies: Relational Cosmopolitanism in the Classroom

About the Authors

Mark Baildon is Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Studies Education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore.

James S. Damico is Assistant Professor in Literacy, Culture and Language Education at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science