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ERIC Number: ED478393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 22
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Historical Learning and Identity Development on the Borders of School.
Polman, Joseph L.
History learning involves more than the mastery of cognitive skills and problem solving, because history learning always takes place within socio-cultural environments, and the material is charged with values and identity issues. This paper presents a theoretical perspective for understanding and designing history learning environments outside of school, and demonstrates its usefulness through two case studies from after-school history clubs. The location and design of learning environments for history is non-trivial. The paper reflects that situating such learning environments on the borders of school presents substantial opportunities as well as some important risks. In one case, a youth's identity as a participant in the after-school club positively influences his school identity and his future learning; while in the other case, a youth's identity and norms of the school influence his participation in the club and in many ways negatively influence his opportunities for learning. (Contains 23 references and 3 figures.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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