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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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Abstract

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.