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ERIC Number: EJ1069508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Helping Students Put Shape on the Past: Systematic Use of Analogies to Accelerate Understanding
Myson, Ian
Teaching History, n122 p26-33 2006
One of the challenges facing pupils in the history classroom is conceptual understanding. Pupils also find it difficult to recognise themes or patterns across different parts of time and space. Ian Myson has recognised the importance of analogy as a way to facilitate pupils' understanding. He is quick to recognise, however, that poor use of analogy in the history classroom can simply exacerbate the problems. He uses classroom experience to reflect on how thoughtful, planned use of analogy can enhance historical understanding on a number of levels. [Contains list of notes and references.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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