Historical Detectives at Work: A Casebook Approach to Guided-Inquiry for Undergraduate Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

ISBN: 978-1-78441-237-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 5 December 2014

Abstract

This chapter discusses successful practices within inquiry-based learning in the humanities and arts. The focus remains on an example of interdisciplinary inquiry conducted in an American Studies core course taught at the undergraduate level: “Memory and Dissent in American Culture: Remembering Nat Turner.” This chapter addresses the course design and in particular, its casebook assignment sequence, devoting central attention to the manner in which the casebook model supports students in becoming more adept and autonomous in framing responses to questions of their own devising.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

This course was inspired by my mentors, David F. Allmendinger, James C. Curtis, and Bernard L. Herman, and bears the helpful influence of colleagues Sarah Leadley, Becky Rosenberg, and Dani Rowland.

Citation

Watts, L.S. (2014), "Historical Detectives at Work: A Casebook Approach to Guided-Inquiry for Undergraduate Learning", Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 127-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120140000002027

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