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ERIC Number: EJ1163130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
Teaching about the First World War Today: Historical Empathy and Participatory Citizenship
Davison, Martyn
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v16 n3 p148-156 Dec 2017
This article explores the concept of historical empathy and how it can foster a greater understanding of a significant episode in New Zealand and Australian history, the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign. It also highlights the potential that the concept holds for encouraging students to participate in civic society. It does this by drawing upon the author's experience of teaching historical empathy to young people in a way that aims to affectively tune in to shared human traits and cognitively comprehend why another person holds a different set of beliefs. In doing this, the author's aim is to develop in young people an empathic understanding of the lives of others, past and present.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Australia; Turkey
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