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Assessing investigative skills in history: a case study from Scotland

Hillis, Peter (2005) Assessing investigative skills in history: a case study from Scotland. History Teacher, 38 (3). pp. 341-360. ISSN 0018-2745

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    Abstract

    Recent changes in our history syllabi stress the importance of developing an investigative/enquiry method of learning involving the framing of questions, subsequent research and the presentation of findings. Scotland has made several attempts to assess not only the end result (the paper) but also the process itself and now uses an extended essay format in two important history courses that come at the end of secondary schooling. This article discusses how we experimented before we decided on these various approaches to assessing investigative skills and evaluates the extended essay solution with particular reference to the comments of students and teachers. This analysis expands a previous article on the assessment of investigative skills which appeared in this journal.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3128
    Keywords: history, investigative skills, learning, History (General)
    Subjects: History General and Old World > History (General)
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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      Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
      Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2007
      Last modified: 15 Mar 2012 14:28
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3128

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