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Harnessing authentic learning and multimedia in History education

Hillis, Peter and Calderhead, Drew (2009) Harnessing authentic learning and multimedia in History education. In: International Society for Technology in Education, 2009-06-01, Washington DC.

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The momentum gathering behind authentic learning/critical skills raises fundamental issues concerning teaching and learning. This article discusses some of the more general arguments surrounding authentic learning with particular reference to an in-depth evaluation of its impact on schools in one part of Great Britain. It then moves on to describe how this approach to teaching and learning influenced the design of a multimedia CD-ROM examining attitudes and policies towards poverty in the nineteenth century Glasgow. The article concludes by arguing that authentic learning and multimedia together create a powerful medium for learning by mirroring the methodology and sources used by historians.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 12940
Keywords: history, enquiry, authentic, learning, multimedia, Barnhill, Scottish education, Scottish history, Electronic information resources, Scotland, Education (General)
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
History General and Old World > Great Britain > Scotland
Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Professional Services > Information Services
Depositing user: Professor Peter Hillis
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 14:53
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 20:09
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