Biography

Tim Patterson is an assistant professor in Teaching and Learning at Temple University. His primary scholarly interest unites two important strands of the research on social studies education: teacher education and global studies. He has conducted studies on various factors that condition, constrain, and otherwise influence the pedagogical decision making of pre- and in-service social studies teachers. His dissertation research brought him to China, where he investigated the learning of American teachers participating in a 3-week study abroad program. He has also investigated teacher preparation in museums, archives, historical homes, and other cultural institutes, historical children’s literature, and the identity development of early career social studies teachers. More recently, his focus has shifted to concerts, film festivals, and other global events as venues for enactments of global citizenship education. His research has been published in such journals as Teachers College Record, Theory and Research in Social Education, The British Journal of Educational Studies, The History Teacher, and The Social Studies.

Patterson also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of History and is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Public History at Temple University. Before joining the faculty at Temple University he was an Assistant Professor at Sacred Heart University, an instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2017 he was the recipient of the award for outstanding undergraduate teaching in the College of Education.

Research Interests

  • International Education/Studies
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education/Development

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MGSE 3466

Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies

Undergraduate

MGSE 5466

Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies

Graduate

EDUC 4389

Field Experience

Undergraduate

EDUC 5409

Research Methods and Induction Capstone

Graduate

SSES 3278

Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies

Undergraduate

SSES 4278

Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies

Undergraduate

SSES 5465

Meth & Matrls Sec Soc St

Graduate

SSES 5466

Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies

Graduate

ECED 3108

Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-4

Undergraduate

SECE 4801

Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education

Undergraduate

SECE 5471

Reading Problems in the Secondary School

Graduate

SECE 5471

Literacy and Differentiation in the Academic Areas, 7-12

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Patterson, T.J. & Shuttleworth, J. (2020). Learning “Hard History” through Children’ Literature about Enslavement. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 32(3), pp. 14-19. National Council for the Social Studies.

  • Shuttleworth, J.M. & Patterson, T. (2020). The discourse of (mis)construction and national history exams. Theory and Research in Social Education, 48(1), pp. 120-145. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2019.1699216

  • Han, I. & Patterson, T. (2020). Teacher learning through technology-enhanced curriculum design using virtual reality. Teachers College Record, 122(7), pp. 16-37.

  • Patterson, T. & Han, I. (2019). Learning to Teach with Virtual Reality: Lessons from One Elementary Teacher. TechTrends, 63(4), pp. 463-469. doi: 10.1007/s11528-019-00401-6

  • Patterson, T. & Shuttleworth, J.M. (2019). The (mis)representation of enslavement in historical literature for elementary students. Teachers College Record, 121(4).

  • Patterson, T. & Choi, Y. (2018). Global citizenship, migration and national curriculum: A tale of two nations. British Journal of Educational Studies, 66(4), pp. 477-496. doi: 10.1080/00071005.2018.1533098

  • Patterson, T.J. (2018). Contact zone learning and international professional development. Social Studies Journal, 37, pp. 35-35. United States: Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies. Retrieved from https://pcssonline.org/

  • Shuttleworth, J.M., Patterson, T.J., & Jaffee, A.T. (2018). Viewing videos of controversial issues instruction: What influences transformative reflection? Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 9(4), pp. 1-29. doi: 10.17499/jsser.75807

  • Patterson, T. & Woyshner, C. (2016). History in Other Contexts: Pre-Service History Teachers' Field Placements at Cultural Institutions. History Teacher, 50(1), pp. 9-31. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Patterson, T. & Choi, Y. (2016). Global citizenship education: New pathways in practice. Journal of Research in Curriculum and Instruction, 20(3), pp. 169-172.

  • Patterson, T. (2015). On the modern silk road: A case study of the limits and promise of international in-service teacher professional development. In The State of Global Education: Learning with the World and its People (pp. 63-77).

  • Patterson, T. (2015). The Transformative Power of Travel? Four Social Studies Teachers Reflect on Their International Professional Development. Theory and Research in Social Education, 43(3), pp. 345-371. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2015.1064504