The End-Purpose of Teaching Social Sciences and the Curricular Inclusion of Social Problems
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 September 2021) | Viewed by 42080
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Interests: education and citizenship in the global era; education for sustainability; gender equality and women's empowerment (goal 5: sustainable development objectives); curricular inclusion of social problems in education; anthropology and teaching of the social and human sciences; language and literature didactics; mixed methods research
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The most recent scientific literature on the treatment of social problems or controversial social questions in the Social Sciences classroom and their inclusion into curricula emphasizes the need to introduce students into large-scale social debates where different points of view exist, different interests are at stake, and where it is desirable that they construct their own opinions in that respect from a critical and reasoned perspective. Work with social problems permits a typology of analysis that includes the relative experience of the past and the expectations for the future in a present that is lived, and to consider the temporal relation on the basis of an analysis of changes and continuities that are observable from a comparative perspective. In the comprehension and interpretation of the historicity of the present and in planning the social future, social problems would have to represent a fundamental curricular tenant that gives relevance to the contemporaneousness of the student.
This Special Issue aims to answer the following research questions with theoretical and empirical studies:
- What are the purposes of teaching history and social sciences at today’s schools?
- What is the place of social thought formation and social problems in learning/teaching in Social Sciences?
Prof. Dr. Delfín Ortega-Sánchez
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- end-purposes of Social Sciences teaching
- relevant social problems
- social thought
- education for democratic citizenship