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Huijgen, Tim; van de Grift, Wim; van Boxtel, Carla; Holthuis, Paul – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The aim of this explorative study was to develop and test a pedagogy aimed at promoting students' ability to perform historical contextualization. Teaching historical contextualization was conceptualized in terms of four pedagogical design principles: (1) making students aware of the consequences of a present-oriented perspective when examining…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Pretests Posttests, History Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Huijgen, Tim; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim; Holthuis, Paul – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
An important goal of history education is to promote the student's ability to perform historical perspective taking (HPT). HPT refers to the ability to understand how people in the past viewed their world at various times and in various places to explain why they did what they did. In this study, we assessed a sample of 15- and 16-year-old…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, History Instruction, Logical Thinking, Mixed Methods Research
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Huijgen, Tim; van de Grift, Wim; van Boxtel, Carla; Holthuis, Paul – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Since the 1970s, many observation instruments have been constructed to map teachers' general pedagogic competencies. However, few of these instruments focus on teachers' subject-specific competencies. This study presents the development of the "Framework for Analyzing the Teaching of Historical Contextualization" (FAT-HC). This…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), History Instruction, Teacher Competencies, Content Validity
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de Groot-Reuvekamp, Marjan; Ros, Anje; van Boxtel, Carla; Oort, Frans – Education 3-13, 2017
This study focuses on the development of the understanding of historical time of pupils in primary school. We present a developmental model with three stages: "emergent," "initial" and "continued" understanding of historical time. Based on this model, we constructed an instrument to measure how pupils aged 6-12…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Instructional Program Divisions, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Savenije, Geerte M.; van Boxtel, Carla; Grever, Maria – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2014
The history and heritage of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade are sensitive topics in The Netherlands. Little is known about the ways in which students attribute significance to what is presented as heritage, particularly sensitive heritage. Using theories on historical significance, we explored how students attributed significance to the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Surveys, Focus Groups, Slavery
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Huijgen, Tim; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim; Holthuis, Paul – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Historical reasoning competencies play an important role in history education. However, valid and reliable large-scale measurement instruments to assess these competencies are scarce. This study considers two instruments for measuring students' ability to perform historical perspective taking (HPT) as a historical reasoning competency. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Perspective Taking
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van Boxtel, Carla; van Drie, Jannet – Cognition and Instruction, 2012
An important goal of history education is the development of a chronological frame of reference that can be used to interpret and date historical images and documents. Despite the importance of this contextualization goal, little is known about the knowledge and strategies that allow students to situate information historically. Two studies were…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History Instruction, History, Knowledge Level