This site features historians in Europe, Australia and North America talking about their lives as university teachers. The short clips illustrate their hopes and fears, satisfactions and challenges, ideals and compromises, successes and mistakes. Together their stories provide valuable insights to assist individuals, departments and the discipline community enhance the practice of teaching. We hope they will help everyone who wishes to think through what they do, what they believe in and what they want their students to be and become.
Professor Lendol Calder, Augustana College, US, describes the worst advice he received as a new college teacher and emphasises the importance of using the help of colleagues and the growing community of practice around history teaching and learning. Apologies for sound …read more