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ERIC Number: EJ1148274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
"I Feel if I Say This in My Essay It's Not Going to Be as Strong": Multi-Voicedness, "Oral Rehearsal" and Year 13 Students' Written Arguments
Carroll, James Edward
Teaching History, n167 p8-17 Jun 2017
Jim Carroll was concerned that A-level textbooks failed to provide his students with a model of the multi-voicedness that characterises written history. In order to show his students that historians constantly engage in argument as they write, Carroll turned to academic scholarship for models of multi-voiced history. Carroll explains here how he used small-group debates to provide his students with the opportunity to rehearse multi-voiced arguments. He shows how this strengthened their written work and gave them a more sophisticated understanding of history as a discipline. On this basis, Carroll argues that the value of group-work is a function of the curricular and disciplinary purposes that it can fulfil in a given context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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