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ERIC Number: EJ1069458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Interpretations and History Teaching: Why Ronald Hutton's "Debates in Stuart History" Matters
Howells, Gary
Teaching History, n121 p29-35 2005
Gary Howells offers us a challenge: are we sure that we are teaching the study of interpretations correctly? It is much criticised at GCSE, but do we really engage our students in the process of writing history, and in understanding how history works, from 11-14? Or do we use reductive techniques which, as at GCSE, result only in our students jumping through hoops? Using Ronald Hutton's "Debates in Stuart History" as a starting point, Howells offers a theoretical solution, and some practical examples to back up his ideas about how and why our students should be taught to think about interpretations, and how their thinking about this key element should progress over time. (Reference list contains notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)