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de Leur, Tessa; van Boxtel, Carla; Wilschut, Arie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The past is not in the classroom to observe and study. Thus, creating a lively and understandable image of a past period or situation is an achievement to be learned. A variety of tasks can be used to stimulate students to create an image of the past. In this experimental study, 151 grade 9 students (14-16¬†years old) participated by completing a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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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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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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Logtenberg, Albert; van Boxtel, Carla; van Hout-Wolters, Bernadette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
This study investigates questions students ask related to an introductory text about a new topic in the history classroom. The effects of a narrative, problematizing, and expository introductory text on the situational interest of students and the number and type of student-generated questions, are compared. Participants are 174 students in higher…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Correlation, Introductory Courses, History Instruction
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Schuitema, Jaap; van Boxtel, Carla; Veugelers, Wiel; ten Dam, Geert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
This study investigates the relationship between the quality of student dialogue and students' ability to justify their viewpoints on a moral issue. A curriculum unit for dialogic citizenship education was developed and implemented in the 8th grade of secondary education. In the final lesson, students discussed a moral issue and then wrote an…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Moral Issues, Moral Values