Biography

Dr. Timothy Patterson's 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. Most recently, his research has taken him to China, where he investigated the learning of American teachers participating in a 3-year study abroad program. His research has been published in such journals as Theory and Research in Social Education, The History Teacher, and The Social Studies. Before joining the faculty at Temple University, he was an assistant professor at Sacred Heart University, an instructor at Teachers College at 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

SECE 3796

Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12

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

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

EDUC 3333

Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II

Undergraduate

EDUC 4389

Field Experience

Undergraduate

URBE 5565

The Origins of Urban Education

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • 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

  • Patterson, T. (2014). You’re DoingWhatThis Summer? Making the Most of International Professional Development. The Social Studies, 105(6), pp. 274-277. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00377996.2014.930402