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ERIC Number: EJ1116247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Asking Year 12, "What Would Figes Do?" Using an Academic Historian as the Gold Standard for Feedback
Massey, Carolyn
Teaching History, n164 p29-37 Sep 2016
Carolyn Massey describes history teachers as professionals who pride themselves on "a sophisticated understanding of change and continuity". Massey's article provides an example of how to embrace change, and to make something better than that which went before. She describes how she encouraged her Year 12 students to provide feedback for themselves and others by asking, "What would Figes do?" Their historical writing improved; they also became absorbed in the work of a real historian, going beyond the textbook and beyond the demands of the exam. Massey also uses and explains the "Theatre of the Oppressed" as a technique for enabling students to share feedback.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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