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ERIC Number: ED380391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-18
Pages: 20
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History, Narrative, and Human Temporal Perspective: In Search of a Developmental Paradigm.
Brandhorst, Allan R.
This paper reviews the current social studies literature on temporal perspective as a psychological phenomenon and relates that literature to the Piagetian paradigm of development. It discusses the contemporary viewpoints on the nature of time and temporality. The paper outlines the distinctions between the Piagetian paradigm and the Vygotskian paradigm of development, and discusses those distinctions in relation to Jerome Bruner's distinction between the narrative and paradigmatic modes of thought. The paper identifies implications of the Vygotskian paradigm for the teaching of history. Questions explored include: (1) Is learning time tied to the learner's developmental structure? (2) Should time understandings be a major consideration in how historical topics are introduced? (3) Should historical time concepts be taught in conjunction with history, just as clock and calendar time concepts are taught in conjunction with mathematics? and (4) Are time and history no more or less complex than algebra and trigonometry? Contains 16 references. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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