Students’ historical contextualization and the cold war

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

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This exploratory study presents an example of how a historical contextualization framework can be used to develop and implement a lesson unit on Cold War events. The effects of the lesson unit on students’ ability to perform historical contextualization are explored in a quasi-experimental pre-test–post-test design with an experimental (n = 96) and a control (n = 73) condition. The students’ answers on a historical contextualization test were analysed. The results indicate that students in the experimental condition increased their ability to perform historical contextualization and displayed less present-oriented perspectives in their answers compared to students in the control condition.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)439-468
Aantal pagina's31
TijdschriftBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
Vroegere onlinedatum25-sep.-2018
StatusPublished - okt.-2019

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