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ERIC Number: EJ1069466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
"Learning about an 800-Year-Old Fight Can't Be 'All That' Bad, Can It? It's Like What Simon and Kane Did Yesterday": Modern-Day Parallels in History
Robbins, Deborah
Teaching History, n117 p44-47 2004
Deborah Robbins charts a story of her own learning during the PGCE year. She explains how she identified a point of interest in her own practice--the use of modern-day examples. Turning this into a focus for testing her own hypotheses, she theorised from her own lessons to produce guiding principles to improve her teaching. For example, she suggests that pupils need to distance themselves "from the modern analogy itself" before they can apply it to the past situation. Her conclusion is that engagement is all, and that temporary detours from historical precision are justified by the need to help pupils use "what they already know about the human and emotional world they bring with them".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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