My research and scholarship primarily focus on ways to support social studies inquiry practices and 21st century literacies in new global contexts. I am interested in questions about the relationships between social studies inquiry and new literacies, ways to better support inquiry in classrooms, especially with new media, technologies, and digital texts, and epistemological issues related to social studies inquiry and literacies.
A recent research project at the National Institute of Education investigated the ways secondary social studies teachers and students in Singapore used the Critical Web Reader to develop inquiry and literacy practices with online information sources. Other areas of research include citizenship education, the role of social studies education in global contexts, and ways to improve history education in Singapore.
The purpose of this Web site is to provide links to useful resources that support inquiry and new literacies in social studies and history.
Mark Baildon, Associate Professor & Deputy Head, Humanities and Social Studies Education, National Institute of Education, NTU, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616; Office: NIE3-03-143; Phone: 65-6790-3427; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org