Professor Stuart Foster

Professor Stuart Foster is the Executive Director of both the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme and the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. He has extensive experience of leading complex and large-scale educational programmes.

Stuart has been an influential figure in history education at the IOE since 2001 and has served as the Course Leader for the MA in Education (Citizenship, History and RE), tutored PGCE history students, and supervised a large number of doctoral candidates. As a central figure in the field of history education nationally and internationally, Stuart is regularly invited to give keynote lectures to international audiences and in recent years has addressed history teachers and academics across Europe, North America and Asia. Stuart has written more than fifty scholarly articles and book chapters focused on teaching and learning history and he has authored or co-authored six books. His most recent book, War, Nation, Memory focuses on how the Second World War is taught in schools in different nations throughout the world. He is also series editor of the International Review of History Education

Stuart began his career in education as a history teacher, head of department and senior teacher in comprehensive schools in England; he then completed his PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. From 1996-2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science Education at the University of Georgia, USA.

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