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Topcu, Meymune N.; Hirst, William – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2020
People are routinely involved in remembering the national past and imagining the national future, especially when making political decisions. These processes, however, have not been explored extensively. The present research aims to address this lacuna. In 2 experiments (N = 203), participants were asked to remember and imagine events that involve…
Descriptors: Memory, Historical Interpretation, Imagination, Time Perspective
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Cohen, Eliot A. – Education Next, 2020
Particularly for Americans, patriotic history is a kind of glue for an extraordinarily diverse republic. Civic education requires students engage with their history--not only to know whence conventions, principles, and laws have come, but also to develop an attachment to them. This article looks at how American history should educate, but also…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Citizenship Education, Civics, Patriotism
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Bennion, John; Cannon, Brian; Hill, Brian; Nelson, Riley; Ricks, Meagan – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Experiential educators face difficulties assessing participants and programs because there are so many measurement tools to choose from, many measures have validity issues such as those based on self-reported data, objective tests may not adequately measure social or psychological outcomes, and tests in content disciplines often assess…
Descriptors: Reflection, Essays, Experiential Learning, Fundamental Concepts
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Boadu, Gideon – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Objectivity is a contested issue in history and history education. This study explores history teachers' conceptions about historical objectivity and whether or not their reasoning resonates with their classroom practices. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and lesson observations from 15 public senior high schools in the Central…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Historical Interpretation, Evidence
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Avarogullari, Ayten Kiris – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
This study aims to determine the ways how the 5th grade (ages 10-11) students interpret historical knowledge based on historical sources. To study this student were given a worksheet containing historical sources and an open-ended question based on the historical sources. The data of this study is collected through one of the answers provided to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Primary Sources, Grade 5
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Thorp, Robert; Persson, Anders – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
The notion of historical thinking has in recent years become popular in research on history education, particularly so in North America, the UK and Australia. The aim of this paper is to discuss the cognitive competencies related to historical thinking, as expressed by some influential Canadian researchers, as an history educational notion from…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, History, Teaching Methods
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Erickson, Ainsley T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Carl Kaestle defines a generalization as "how we know when we know." Kaestle sketches a model of increasing certainty in historical claims as they are developed and refined at increasing scales of research, from local to international. A historical claim might originate in the study of a particular place or case, but to know that the…
Descriptors: Generalization, Generalizability Theory, Historical Interpretation, Archives
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Holter, Olivia G.; Goforth, Anisa N.; Pyke, Kristen; Shindorf, Zachary R. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2020
Native American youth face a number of challenges that affect their academic success and wellbeing. In schools, Native American youth are presented with textbooks that include stereotyped and distorted information about their peoples' history. However, there is a gap in the literature showing whether these textbooks contain microaggressive…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Textbook Content, Historical Interpretation, Aggression
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Rosenlund, David – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The study presented in this article examines the internal consistency of the formal Swedish history curriculum for the upper-secondary school. The research question addresses the extent to which disciplinary aspects--also referred to as vertical knowledge discourses--are transferred from fields of knowledge production to the Swedish formal history…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Kesterton, Natalie – Teaching History, 2019
Faced with cutting her Key Stage 3 curriculum to two years, Natalie Kesterton and her department were determined to do more with less. Not only did they want to ensure that their pupils developed a secure, wide-ranging knowledge of British and world history, they also wanted to address deficits in pupils' chronological security and 'sense of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Nordgren, Kenneth – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article explores an underlying tension between two understandings of historical consciousness. On one hand, the concept is often perceived as a specific ability to historicize the world and thus appears as a modern cultural achievement. On the other hand, it is also conceptualized as an anthropological universal as the ability to make sense…
Descriptors: History, Consciousness Raising, Anthropology, Educational Research
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Zanazanian, Paul – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
As an object of inquiry for research and educational purposes, this article introduces the concept of "history-as-interpretive-filter" and operationalises it as a novel approach to examining the impact of individuals' historical consciousness on their epistemic positioning when faced with social problems of a historical character. In…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Consciousness Raising, Epistemology
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Ruin, Hans – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The article provides a new interpretation of the most widely cited essay on historical consciousness, Friedrich Nietzsche's 'On the use and abuse of history for life' from 1874, reconnecting it to current debates in educational science and the role of the historian and educator in a post-colonial situation. It reminds us how historical…
Descriptors: History, Consciousness Raising, Historians, Educational Philosophy
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van Straaten, Dick; Wilschut, Arie; Oostdam, Ron – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
History education frequently aims at developing active citizenship by using the past to orientate to the present and the future. A pedagogy for pursuing this aim is making connections between the past and the present by means of comparing cases of an enduring human issue. To examine the feasibility and desirability of this case-comparison teaching…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Santiago, Maribel; Patrón-Vargas, Jasmin – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
Using research from two eleventh-grade U.S. history classrooms in the San Francisco area, this article examines how students draw on their lived experiences to create historical meanings. Specifically, a three-day lesson on "Mendez v. Westminster" was used as part of a curricular intervention to explore the following question: How do…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Historical Interpretation, History Instruction, High School Students
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