BAILDON Mark Charles

Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Partnerships and Analytics, OER

Office of Education Research (OER), Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

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

  • Mark Baildon is Associate Dean, Partnerships and Analytics, OER, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He is also Associate Professor in Humanities and Social Studies Education. 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, global citizenship education 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. He has also served as PI or Co-PI on projects that have developed the Sustainability Learning Lab, the Historian’s Lab, and investigated global citizenship education in the global cities of Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has published two books: Social Studies as New Literacies in a Global Society: Relational Cosmopolitanism in the Classroom (with James Damico; Routledge, 2011) and Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts (co-editor; Routledge, 2013). Mark has also published in the Cambridge Journal of Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Compare. He is editor of HSSE Online: Research and Practice in Humanities & Social Studies Education, and serves on the editorial boards of Theory & Research in Social Education and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Education.