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M.A. Sant Memorial Lecture 2009 October 19, 2009

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Diversity in History Teaching: putting people back in the frame

MA Sant Memorial Lecture 2009

On the 28th of October, the History Teachers’ Association together with Faculty of Education within the University of Malta will be organising the eight edition of the Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture. The lecturer this year will be given by Ian Philips who will be discussing diversity in history teaching.

Philips is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University on the outskirts of Liverpool where he is course leader for the History Post Graduate Education programme. His research focuses on the effective use of Information Technologies in the history classroom and the role of diversity and empathy in history teaching

During the lecture, Ian Phillips will look at humanity and will examine how this looks back at itself. Teachers need to help their students focus on the realities of the past, but at the same time they need to remember that the story of each and every individual is different. It is based on particular circumstances, historical eras, and perceptions. Phillips will consider various aspects of humanity and how these have affected the realities of people. Thus he will focus on diversity, war, religion, ethnicity and multiculturalism. The lecture should appeal to teachers and students of the social sciences, researchers in pedagogy and methodology of teaching and learning, historians and other social scientists, but also to those among the general public who are interested in finding out about who we are and from where we have come – from a historical point of view.

The lecture will be held at the National Curriculum Centre, Ħamrun at 5.45pm. Teachers and the general public are cordially invited. Those attending the lecture will be given a copy of the paper by Ian Philips. For more information please contact the President of the HTA (Malta) Dr. George Cassar on the e-mail address george.cassar@um.edu.mt.