The Centre for Lebanese Studies in collaboration with the Lebanese Association for History organized a training program entitled “How to Develop Historical Thinking”. The program represented a second phase of “Developing History Teachers Capacity to Foster Historical Thinking”, a project implemented in 2014 – 2015. The program was funded by the Embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands. The program started in June 2015 and ends in September 2016.
This training program aimed at:
- Shifting history education from didactic approaches of memorizing a single narrative to disciplinary approaches to historical thinking
- Generating interest in disciplinary approaches.
- Encouraging teachers to explore classroom management techniques that help build democratic classrooms where students engage in constructive and critical dialogues.
The workshops focused on three concepts: causation, Change and continuity and historical evidence. They were facilitated by members of Lebanese Association for History: Maha Shuayb, Nayla Hamadeh, Bassel Akar, Jihan Francis, Amira Hariri and Khaled Al Masri.
The workshops covered three regions in Lebanon: Baakleen in Mount Lebanon, Kfar Jouz in the south and Tripoli in the north.
115 teachers participated in the workshops