BAILDON Mark Charles

Associate Professor

Head, Humanities & Social Studies Education

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

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Research Interests
21st Century Literacies, Global Citizenship Education, Inquiry-Based Classroom Practices

  • Mark Baildon is Associate Professor and Head with the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He received his B.A. in history and psychology at the University of Rochester and a Masters in Social Sciences at Syracuse University. His PhD is in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. Prior to joining NIE, Mark taught social studies in secondary schools in the United States, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. His scholarly interests focus on ways to support social studies inquiry practices and 21st century literacies in new global contexts. At Indiana University, he helped create and develop the Critical Web Reader (CWR), a comprehensive set of Web-based inquiry, literacy, and technology tools designed to guide teachers and students to engage strategically with Web-based texts. A recent funded project at the National Institute of Education investigated the ways secondary social studies teachers and students in Singapore used the CWR to develop inquiry and literacy practices with digital sources of information. Other areas of research include citizenship education and history education in Singapore. He is editor of HSSE Online: Research and Practice in Humanities & Social Studies Education. Please visit his personal website for more information: