For the last six years, CITE Journal Social Studies has published research and scholarship on social studies and technology including periodic commentaries on published articles. Given our success with the commentaries, we would like to extend our journal-related discourse to an even wider audience and will publish an editorial in CITE Journal Social Studies calling for more robust discourse on scholarly issues and published research in social studies.
A preview of our editorial is available on this blog
We plan to use this web site to host our expanded discourse as a strand in the larger SITE blog. Our postings will appear under the navigational heading “Teacher Ed Council” and the sub-heading “Social Studies Ed.” We will endevor to situate the talk on this blog strand in the context of existing publications in CITE Journal Social Studies. We believe the commentaries have been insightful and meaningful contributions to the body of emerging scholarship on how best to use technology for teaching and learning in social studies, and we hope this blog will expand readers’ ability to comment on CITE Journal articles and other topics and issues related to the uses of technology in social studies will enliven the field. The commentaries have enable researchers to extend their original findings and scholarly ideas and have opened new forms of discourse related to research in social studies and technology. These commentaries are peer reviewed responses to published articles and function to encourage serious talk about research findings, theoretical claims, and other research/scholarship issues which have arisen in CITE Journal Social Studies. We hope this secondary blog-supported discourse will serve a similar function in a more casual and personal way.
We intend to host a new thread of discourse here, on the pages of SITE blog and will initiate this new feature with a revisiting of the original publication in Cite Journal Social Studies titled “Guidelines for using technology to prepare social studies teachers” (Mason, Berson, Diem, Hicks, Lee, & Dralle, 2000 http://www.citejournal.org/vol1/iss1/currentissues/socialstudies/article1.htm
We look forward to a lively discourse among colleagues in social studies education and all interested readers.
The Editors, CITE Journal Social Studies
John Lee and David Hicks