Provide opportunities for research that a) will open new horizons in areas that existing historiography in our country has not yet opened and b) create new readings and approaches to past issues.
The goal is to produce a coherent historical content grounded in historical research, especially in relation to Cyprus’s history, on which to base our teaching and learning material and methodologies.
Research on children’s and adolescents’ historical thinking
Research on teachers’ historical thinking and teaching practices
Action research in implementing new approaches in history teaching
Policy analysis of the ways in which the educational systems in Cyprus approach history education
Comparative analysis of textbooks
Comparative research of history education, especially in societies experiencing interethnic/intercommunal conflict
(N.Ireland, South Africa, Palestine – Israel, etc) or with segregated educational systems
Explore how technology and technology supported applications can enhance history education
Provide research opportunities to a) relate history education with the broader socioeconomic, cultural, and political context as it pertains to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, disability, and age; b) connect history education with other fields of education such as media education, citizenship education, religious education, museum education etc.; c) situate history education in social processes and social exchange that occur in both formal and informal settings, such as public debates on history or history education (public history), schools’ historical culture, the hidden curriculum (school’s national celebrations, marches, museum visits, etc), etc.