ERIC Number: EJ718442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 8
How Good an Historian Shall I Be?
van der Dussen, W. J.
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v39 n1 p149-158 Feb 2005
The book begins with a discussion of the debates on history education as they developed in Great Britain during the last decades of the previous century. In these debates, reference is often made to the views of the philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood. However, according to the author, his philosophy of history is usually misunderstood. Besides correcting the various misinterpretations of Collingwood's views on history, special attention is paid to his theory of (historical) imagination. In the final part of the book, the relevance of Collingwood's philosophy for more general educational issues is discussed and compared with the views of Hirst, Bloom and Bruner.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, History Instruction, Philosophy, Comparative Analysis, Beliefs, Relevance (Education)
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)