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Hillis, Peter; Calderhead, Drew – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
The subject based curriculum attracts lively debate in many countries being accused of fragmenting teaching and learning, erecting artificial barriers and failing to teach the skills required in the twenty first century (Hazlewood 2005). Cross-curricular rich tasks are increasingly seen as the means to develop relevant knowledge, understanding and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hillis, Peter – Learning, Media and Technology, 2008
The momentum gathering behind authentic learning/critical skills raises fundamental issues concerning teaching and learning. This article discusses some of the more general arguments surrounding authentic learning with particular reference to an in-depth evaluation of its impact on schools in one part of Great Britain. It then moves on to describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Computer Peripherals
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Hillis, Peter – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2003
The Victorian period produced a diverse and rich range of historical source materials including census returns, photographs, film, personal reminiscences, music, cartoons, and posters. Recent changes to the history curriculum emphasise the acquisition of enquiry skills alongside developing knowledge and understanding, which necessitates reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, European History, Human Geography, Socioeconomic Status