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ERIC Number: EJ924551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Building a Foundation for the Use of Historical Narratives
Metz, Don; Klassen, Stephen; McMillan, Barbara; Clough, Michael; Olson, Joanne
Science & Education, v16 n3-5 p313-334 Mar 2007
Many educators today advocate the use of historical narratives as one of a number of possible contexts for teaching science. However, several pedagogical and epistemological issues arise when implementing narratives in the classroom. In this paper, we are interested in expanding our view of narrative, specific to integrating the history of science and science teaching, and we extend our argument beyond simple anecdotal references to recognise the benefits of the historical narrative in a variety of ways. At the same time, we address pedagogical concerns by broadening perceptions of the manner and contexts in which narratives can be developed so as to include imaginative and manipulative elements that provide interactive experiences for students that are more conducive to implementation by science teachers. Several practical examples are presented as illustrations of historical narratives with imaginative and manipulative elements that by design facilitate a more meaningful implementation in the science classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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