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ERIC Number: EJ1118673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
How to Do Things with History: Use of History as a Link between Historical Consciousness and Historical Culture
Nordgren, Kenneth
Theory and Research in Social Education, v44 n4 p479-504 2016
This article centers on a theoretical discussion of how use of history can be addressed as a distinct concept, analytically and pedagogically. The point of departure is the field of history education research in the Nordic countries where the concept has become a term to denote the space of action between historical consciousness and historical culture. The concept is introduced and the relationship between "history" and "use" is investigated further from a phenomenological perspective. Use of history is conceptualized as "how people actively use the historical culture available to them." Through communication, they explain, build, and transform identities and societies. It is also suggested that use of history is a 3rd aim for history education. In addition to supporting students' content knowledge and abilities to think historically, this article advocates the need to identify and analyze the role and function of history in contemporary life as an aspect of learning history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Norway; Sweden
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