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ERIC Number: EJ896298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1449-9789
Is This the Past? The Place of Role-Play Exercises in Undergraduate History Teaching
Beidatsch, Cedric; Broomhall, Susan
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, v7 n1 Article 6 2010
Increasingly, academic teachers are exploring the learning opportunities offered by student-centred participatory classroom and web-supported exercises. Role-play and gaming activities have been highlighted as fora which provide development of a range of personal and social skill sets in students, as well as understanding of subject content. This paper reports on research exploring how such exercises in an undergraduate history unit can be used to deliver core historical content and generic skills, and to develop students' knowledge of the professional historian's craft and historiographical practice. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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