Marie-Hélène Brunet


Marie-Hélène Brunet
Assistant Professor

Room: LMX 327

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Marie-Hélène Brunet


I am Assistant Professor of social studies and history education at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa since August 2018. Previously, I held a teaching position (LTA). My doctoral dissertation (University of Montreal) focused on the understanding of women's history by Quebec high school students. I also hold a master's degree in history through which I became interested in motherhood outside marriage at the time of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. I am interested in history education as well as the history of education and the history of women and gender. My current research focuses on the understanding of historical agency by elementary and secondary school teachers and students, through various teaching tools (narratives, textbooks, historical films, video games, children's literature, etc.) as well as on the teaching of sensitive questions and power relations (language, race, class, gender, etc.) in history classrooms.

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