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ERIC Number: EJ944235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Seeing the Historical World: Exploring How Students Perceive the Relationship between Historical Interpretations
Cassedy, Lindsay; Flaherty, Catherine; Fordham, Michael
Teaching History, n142 p14-20 Mar 2011
In this article, Lindsay Cassedy, Catherine Flaherty and Michael Fordham draw upon their empirical research to assess what understandings their students had of historical interpretations at the end of their compulsory education in history. They found that most students operated with an underlying epistemological model that did not reflect the way history works as an academic discipline. From this, they argue that more emphasis needs to be given to the relationship between different types of interpretation, particularly in recognising that a notion of disciplinary expertise is an important tool in helping students escape misconceptions about the explanatory power of an interpretation. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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