Abstract 5- Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009



Implications of Changes in Readings in a Social Studies Graduate Class for Curriculum and Instruction:
Two Scenarios

Bob Pettapiece
Wayne State University


This article describes two scenarios and changes made to a graduate readings course in social studies education over two years in order to align it with constructivist and student-centered thinking and learning. The changes made, the rationale for the changes, and the results are discussed.

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About the Author(s)…

Bob Pettapiece is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He taught in Detroit public schools for 29 years and part-time in the College of Education for 15 years before starting full time at Wayne State in 1996. He has been the Coordinator for Social Studies Education for the past eight years.

Contact information: Wayne State University, 271 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202; Email: pettapiece@wayne.edu