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Authentic learning and multimedia in history education

Hillis, Peter (2008) Authentic learning and multimedia in history education. Learning, Media and Technology, 33 (2). pp. 87-99. ISSN 1743-9884

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A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. 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: Article
ID code: 8133
Notes: Also presented at International Society for Technology in Education, June 2009, Washington DC.
Keywords: problem based learning, thinking skills, primary sources, technology integration, computer assisted instruction, instructional effectiveness, multimedia, history education, history, enquiry, authentic, learning, Barnhill, History (General), Education (General), Education, Media Technology
Subjects: History General and Old World > History (General)
Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Depositing user: Professor Peter Hillis
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2009 13:50
Last modified: 10 Dec 2015 17:58
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