Dr. John Myers
Dr. John Myers is an Associate Professor of Social Science Education in the School of Teacher Education. He has worked at Florida State University since 2012, serving as the major leader for the Social Science Education program. He teaches a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and collaborates on national and international projects in teacher education and professional development. He is a former classroom teacher at the middle and high school levels.
His research examines the consequences of globalization for how youth learn to think and know about the complexities of the modern world. This work focuses on teaching and learning practices that foster global competence, citizenship, and identities as students come to understand core world history and social science concepts. He studies innovative international education programs and inquiry-oriented curriculum and instruction. A secondary line of research is the development of adolescents’ political thinking and beliefs. He works primarily at the middle and high school levels.
Dr. Myers received his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in 2005.