The article explores the impact of doing historical research on the critical thinking and analytical skills of college students. The author reflects on the trend of academic specialization and professional development for scholars. Emphasis is given to the diversity of experiences of history students and their engagement with the archive.

Teaching Habits of Mind to History Students

Habits of Mind Why College Students Who Do Serious Historical Research Become Independent Analytic Thinkers


College Spotlight: Fullerton College

Last October, Fullerton College’s Student Success Committee Habits of Mind workgroup hosted a Habits of Mind Roundtable Discussion featuring speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and areas sharing how they are using Habits of Mind in their professional practice. The event enjoyed a robust faculty and staff attendance along with students from Intro to […]

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset

This fall we are excited to offer a new professional learning opportunity, Cultivating a Growth Mindset, for Southern California Community Colleges (training will be repeated Fall 2015 for Northern California Community Colleges).   Mindset trainers, Mary Jo Apigo (West LA college) and Miguel Powers (Fullerton College) will deliver training to six college teams, representing 17 different disciplines, from: College of […]