Brooke Blevins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Campus Contact Information:
School of Education
Phone: (254) 710-4581
2003 B.A. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
2004 M.A.T Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
2011 Ph.D University of Texas, Austin, TX
Salinas, C. & Blevins, B. (in press). Critical Historical Thinking: When Official Narratives Collide with Other Narratives. Multicultural Perspectives
Blevins, B. & Salinas, C. (under review). Critical Historical Thinking: An Examination of Secondary Teacher Decision Making. Theory and Research in Social Education.
Social studies education, teacher education, critical historical thinking, civic education
As teacher educators, we play a crucial role in preparing future teachers to become teacher leaders. Teachers who are equipped and prepared to effectuate the change needed to respond to the new reality of classrooms-a 21st century reality of diversity, technology, innovation, and rapid global change. In order to do so we must help future teachers become critical, self-reflective, and informed decision makers who think about the diversity of experience students bring with them to their classrooms, work collaboratively with their peers to create engaging learning opportunities for students, implement research and best practices within their classrooms, and continue to grow and develop as teacher-scholars. As a teacher educator, I also have a unique opportunity to serve as a mentor for future teachers by modeling a commitment to university and community service, innovative thinking and leadership, and inquiry and value based teaching practices.
2011 AERA Research in Social Studies Education SIG Best Paper Award (Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaboration)
TED 2340: Introduction to Secondary Teaching
TED 4341: Secondary Social Studies Curriculum
My husband, Ben and I, have one son named Eli.