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ERIC Number: EJ1145075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Learning Historical Thinking with Oral History Interviews: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Intervention Study of Oral History Interviews in History Lessons
Bertram, Christiane; Wagner, Wolfgang; Trautwein, Ulrich
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n3 p444-484 Jun 2017
The present study examined the effectiveness of the oral history approach with respect to students' historical competence. A total of 35 ninth-grade classes (N = 900) in Germany were randomly assigned to one of four conditions--live, video, text, or a (nontreated) control group--in a pretest, posttest, and follow-up design. Comparing the three intervention groups with the control group, the intervention groups scored better on four of the five achievement tests. Comparing the live group with the video and text groups, students in the live condition were more convinced of their learning progress at both measurement points. However, they scored lower than the video/text group on two achievement measures and higher on one at the posttest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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