Teaching & Learning

The AHA's broad-based teaching mission includes: making resources available to educators at all levels and at public history venues, introducing and integrating historians into the discipline, providing ongoing education for historians at every stage of their careers-through topical and professional sessions at the annual meeting, and by way of both innovative web resources and distinguished print publications

AHA Tuning History Discipline Core

History Tuning Core

The following document represents the AHA Tuning Project's effort to describe the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that students develop in history courses and degree programs. We have revised it since the first version was offered last fall. We articulate the ways history supports an educated workforce and citizenry and demonstrate that its value goes far beyond narrow professional training. Because we believe that any discussion of teaching and learning history must be faculty-driven, we have used the expertise of history faculty from nearly 70 different institutions to draft, debate, and revise our ideas. Grounded in the excellent work already done by the AHA and scholars of teaching and learning, we developed this set of core competencies and examples of specific ways students might demonstrate their competence. 

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How to Integrate the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning into Graduate Programs

Preparing doctoral students to teach undergraduates is an important function of doctoral programs, but one that is seldom structured as an explicit part of doctoral students' intellectual development. In this session, presenters from different institutions focus on the challenges and opportunities that departments face when considering how best to incorporate learning research into a doctoral program. 

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