UBC History Colloquium | Secondary School History in BC with Dr. Penney Clark

Thursday April 4, 2024
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

The UBC Department of History Colloquium Series brings together scholars who are exploring important methodological, chronological, or geographical issues that challenge the frontiers of our discipline and contribute strongly to our collective discussions.

As part of the 2023/2024 Colloquium series, we are pleased to invite you to a talk by Dr. Penney Clark (Professor and Deputy Department Head, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, UBC Faculty of Education).

This presentation will discuss the chief aspects of the history component of the British Columbia social studies curriculum, selected findings of the recent National Youth Survey, and challenges associated with the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledges into the curriculum.

Whether you choose to attend virtually or in-person, please register for the event. A light lunch will be available for in-person attendees who register in advance.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Penney Clark’s research interests centre on the production and provision of elementary to high school textbooks in historical contexts, the historical development of history and social studies curricula in Canada, and history teaching and learning. She is a former president of the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA), a former co-editor of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation, and her research has received numerous prizes, including the Canadian History of Education Association Founders Prize. Her most recent major publication (with Alan Sears) is The Arts and the Teaching of History: Historical F(r)ictions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.)

Dr. Clark is currently co-lead of the Curriculum and Resources cluster in the “Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future” project that was awarded a $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant (2019-2026). The project’s goals include mapping the terrain of history education in K–12 and ascertaining to what extent history and social studies teaching helps students engage with the key issues and problems facing Canadian society today. It is from this ongoing research that her talk is drawn.