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Digitala primärkällor i historieundervisningen: en utmaning för elevers historiska tänkande och historiska empati
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Umeå universitet; Stanford University. (History and Education)
Mälardalens Högskola.
Umeå universitet, Centrum för befolkningsstudier (CBS).
2014 (Swedish)In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, no 2, 208-245 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, 110 Swedish upper secondary students use a historical database designed for research. We analyze how they perceive the use of this digital tool in teaching and if they are able to use historical thinking and historical empathy in their historical writing and presentations. Using case-study methodology including questionnaires, observations, interviews and text analysis we find this to be a complex task for students. Our results highlight technological problems and problems in contextualizing historical evidence. However, students show interest in using primary sources and ability to use historical thinking and historical empathy, especially older students in more advanced courses when they have time to reflect upon the historical material.

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Karlstad, 2014. no 2, 208-245 p.
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History Didactics Media Engineering
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history of education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239164DiVA: diva2:773425
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2014-12-19Bibliographically approved

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