Studies in Singapore Education: Research, Innovation & Practice

Fieldwork in Humanities Education in Singapore

Editors: Sim, Teddy Y.H., Sim, Hwee Hwang (Eds.)

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  • Delves into the theoretical basis of considerations of engaging fieldwork in the teaching of humanities
  • Discusses how archaeologists have engaged school students, teachers, and undergraduates
  • Applies multidisciplinary dimensions in fieldwork incorporating history, geography, literature, and social studies
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This book addresses the topic of humanities education fieldwork using the Singapore context as its primary focus. It explores how the thought processes behind and techniques of various humanities and social sciences subjects can be applied to fieldwork in a variety of school and training settings. In addition, it discusses how humanities students and educators could stand to benefit from utilizing fieldwork techniques and skills used in archaeology and anthropology, beyond undergraduates majoring in that discipline. Finally, the adoption of multidisciplinary approaches in fieldwork incorporating history, geography, literature and social studies demonstrate how these subjects can collaborate together in actual case studies to facilitate participants’ learning in the field. 



About the authors

Teddy Y.H. Sim (FRHistS) is currently lecturing at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has published on specific involvements of the Portuguese in the East. He is the author of Portuguese Enterprise in the East: Survival in the Years 1707-57 and editor of Piracy and surreptitious activities in the Malay Archipelago and adjacent seas 1600-1840 and Maritime defence of China: Ming general Qi Jiguang and beyond. Teddy is passionate about fieldtrips in his history courses on South and Southeast Asia. His courses usually feature a local or overseas trip that facilitates as part of the overall study and exploration.

Hwee Hwang Sim is a lecturer in the Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Presently, she teaches Primary Social Studies Education to the degree and post-graduate student teachers. She also teaches Action Research for Social Studies at master’s level. She received her BA from the National University of Singapore and her MA (in Instructional Design and Technology) and her PhD (in Education) from NIE, NTU. Prior to her NIE appointment, she was a secondary school teacher in Geography and English, a specialist writer in the Secondary Geography Project Team with the Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore, the Ministry of Education, and later a curriculum specialist in the Secondary Geography Unit in the Curriculum Planning and Development Division in the same ministry. She became the Head of Department (Humanities) in a secondary school after her stint in the ministry. Her research areas are in mentoring, teacher learning and education in primary social studies and geography.

 

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fieldwork in Humanities Education in Singapore
Editors
  • Teddy Y.H. Sim
  • Hwee Hwang Sim
Series Title
Studies in Singapore Education: Research, Innovation & Practice
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-8233-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8233-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-8232-5
Series ISSN
2730-9762
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 350
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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