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ERIC Number: EJ1176819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Reading? What Reading?
Massey, Carolyn; Wiggin, Paul
Teaching History, n170 p38-46 Mar 2018
Discussions with sixth-form students about reading led Carolyn Massey and Paul Wiggin to start a sixth-form reading group. They describe here the series of themed sessions that they planned, and the student discussion and reflections that resulted. Listening to their students discuss their reading led Massey and Wiggin to reflect on what is meant by 'reading around' the subject, and its role in students' intellectual development and understanding of history as a discipline. Comparing and contrasting their approach with that of others using extended text in the classroom, they analyse the evidence for the impact of the reading group on their students, and how it has expanded their own understanding of the value of reading. (A list of references and notes is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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