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ERIC Number: EJ1087609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc? Using Causation Diagrams to Empower Sixth-Form Students in Their Historical Thinking about Cause and Effect
Alcoe, Alex
Teaching History, n161 p16-24 Dec 2015
Alex Alcoe was concerned that mastery of certain keywords and question formulae at GCSE perhaps obscured fundamental gaps in his students' understanding of the nature of causation. These gaps were revealed when he invited Year 12 students to make explicit, by annotating a diagram, their understanding of the relationship between particular causal factors and the event in question. Alcoe recognised that the potential of the diagrams extended beyond simple diagnosis of theproblem to support students' learning. He reports here on his experiments with the amount of information provided within the diagrams and with particular kinds of question that served to provoke the causal reasoning required as students developed and justified their lines of connection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)