Who We Are And What We Do
The Historical Thinking Project is directed by Professor Peter Seixas, at the University of British Columbia, and coordinated by Jill Colyer, an educator with 20 years experience with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Ontario and OISE (University of Toronto). The Historical Thinking Project is a non-profit educational initiative funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Studies Program) and THEN/HiER.
The historical thinking framework promoted by The Historical Thinking Project revolves around six historical thinking concepts: historical significance, cause and consequence, historical perspective-taking, continuity and change, the use of primary source evidence, and the ethical dimension of history. These concepts have been integrated into the curriculum guidelines in a number of provinces and territories across Canada.
- Collaborate with department heads, consultants, and superintendents in the planning of professional development sessions on historical thinking.
- Give workshops and presentations on historical thinking to teachers, administrators, and other educators.
- Work in partnership with ministry of education staff, educators, and administrators to revise curriculum guidelines, course profiles, and/or unit plans to incorporate historical thinking.
- Develop student and teacher resources that integrate historical thinking in collaboration with educational publishers and other organizations.
Click here to see a list of past workshops given by The Historical Thinking Project.
Executive Committee Members