Teaching Historical Contextualization: The Construction of an Observational Instrument

Tim Huijgen, Wim van de Grift, Carla van Boxtel, Paul Holthuis

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This study chronicles the development an observational instrument to assess teacher competencies in stimulating historical contextualization. Based on previous historical contextualization research, we extracted observable items related to the development of historical contextualization in classrooms. Using generalizability theory, the optimal number of observed lessons and raters will be calculated to further confirm the instruments' validity and reliability and refine its use in our observational system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2015
EventAERA 2015 Annual Meeting: "Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis" - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 16-Apr-201520-Apr-2015


ConferenceAERA 2015 Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • Historical thinking
  • Contextualization
  • Observation
  • Teachers

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