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Designing history lessons: a four-point guide to improve students’ learning of historical concepts

Designing history lessons: a four-point guide to improve students’ learning of historical concepts

Posted by Wouter Smets on 2024-05-23

My article, published in History Education Research Journal, draws on theory from cognitive developmental psychology and presents four design principles to reinforce substantive historical concepts in history teaching and to foster historical thinking in history students. Teaching of concepts is traditionally regarded as one of the elementary goals of the humanities and social sciences. [...]

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The possibilities of school trips: what can study visits to historical sites like Auschwitz-Birkenau contribute to history education?

The possibilities of school trips: what can study visits to historical sites like Auschwitz-Birkenau contribute to history education?

Posted by Mikael Berg and Martin Stolare on 2024-05-21

In our article for History Education Research Journal, we examine what possibilities exist for students to learn through encounters with historical sites, such as the Holocaust camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau. We investigated this issue through the pre- and post-visit work of a group of Swedish students who took a school trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The empirical analysis of the students' responses in [...]

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Calls for papers

Calls for papers

Posted by HERJ Editorial Office on 2024-02-29

Throughout the year, History Education Research Journal launches a number of thematic special series exploring the journals aims and scope. Details of each special series and its calls for papers can be found in the below links. This page is kept up-to-date with all current special series calls for papers. History Education Beyond the ClassroomThis special series aims to begin to map, model and [...]

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