History and Material Culture: Using ‘Things’ as a Lens into the Past

History and Material Culture: Using ‘Things’ as a Lens into the Past

Type of Event Training
Date of Event 2020-12-02 20:00:00 ~ 22:00:00 (Thursday)20:00-22:00
Location University of Macau
Registration description From now until 2020/11/24
Audience Secondary Teachers
Quota 30
Fee Free
Performer Mario Cams(澳門大學人文學院歷史系助理教授)
Organization Centre of Educational Resources, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau
Producer Centre of Educational Resources, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau
Language English
Information 8395 9174 (Mr. Ho)
Goal Equips history teachers for binging material culture into the classroom as a tool for students to discover the past.
Message This training encourages local teachers to teach history in innovative ways, by showing them how material culture can be used in the classroom as a lens to discover the past. Almost any topic in history can be introduced using material culture or ‘things’ as a starting point. It not only helps to arouse students’ interest in the topic at hand, but also allows for so-called ‘flipped-classroom’ exercises wherein students are actively engaged in the exploration of a complex and diverse past. Such methods help students to think critically, to ask their own questions about history, and to realize that history offers no easy or straightforward answers. To exemplify this, historical maps will be used during the training session to discover (1) the history of Macao as a place of global contact, cooperation, and contestation; and (2) the history of China as a globally connected empire and nation-state.


Content provider: Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ)

Last modified: 2020-10-29 17:29

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