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ERIC Number: EJ1057306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
"Why Am I Accused of Being a Heretic?":' A Pedagogical Framework for Stimulating Historical Contextualisation
Huijgen, Tom; Holthuis, Paul
Teaching History, n158 p50-55 Mar 2015
One of the challenges facing students who want to make sense of a source or an interpretation of the past is the need to place it in its context. Various research studies have shown that students tend instead to approach sources and interpretations with a form of "presentism" resulting in a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings. Huijgen and Holthuis share in this article the results from a research project conducted into how students might be helped to overcome presentism through an emphasis on historical contextualisation. In particular, they outline a three-stage pedagogical model that was used to help pupils reconstruct the context of a source, and they set out their findings from their evaluation of this strategy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Netherlands