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Professor Tamara Shreiner

Tamara Shreiner - D-1-214 MAK, (616) 331-8568,   

Assistant Professor of History

Fields: Social Studies Education, Museum Education

Degrees: Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan
               Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Michigan
               B.S., Eastern Michigan University

Research Interests:  I am interested in the ways that people construct an understanding of the past across different scales of time and space, as well as the ways that people use their historical understanding to make sense of and reason about contemporary political and civic issues.  Much of my scholarship focuses on teaching and learning in world history, and on museum-based and school-based museum education. 

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Shreiner, T.L. (Accepted). Globalize It! Using a U.S. History Museum to Tell the Global Story of the Industrial Revolution.  In G. Andrews and Y. Wangdi (Eds.) Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion: The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Shreiner, T.L. (Accepted). Preparing Social Studies Teachers for the Challenges of Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in a Changing World. In C. Martell (Ed.) Research in Social Studies Teacher Education: Critical Issues and Current Perspectives. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.

Harris, L.M, Shreiner, T.L., and Hoelting, M. (In Press). Examining the PCK and Planning Phases of an Ambitious World History Teacher. Journal of Social Studies Research.

Shreiner, T.L. (In Press). Helping Students Use World Historical Knowledge to Take a Stand on a Contemporary Issue: The Case of Genocide. The History Teacher

Shreiner, T.L. (2014). Using Historical Knowledge to Reason About Contemporary Political Issues: An Expert-Novice Study. Cognition & Instruction, 32(4), 313-352. 

Harris, L.M, & Shreiner, T.L. (2014)  “Why Can’t We Just Look It Up?”  Using Concept Formation Lessons to Teach Global Patterns and Local Cases in World History. World History Connected, 11(2).

Shreiner, T.L. (2007, April).  The Role of Thinking in ‘Times of Uncertainty and War:’ Civic Education and Cognitive Research from Sputnik to the Present.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bain, R.B., & Shreiner, T. L. (2005). Issues and Options in Creating a National Assessment in World History. The History Teacher, 38(2), 241-272.