How Students Understand the Past: From Theory to Practice

How Students Understand the Past: From Theory to Practice

by M. Elaine Davis

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Overview

History and archaeology education is highly valued among modern societies that seek to educate their youth about the past. Yet these areas have been_for the most part_slow to employ the latest advances in education theory and practice. Former classroom teacher and science education specialist M. Elaine Davis presents an informed and useful text that demonstrates the importance of contemporary learning theory and educational research to the development of effective programs in both formal and informal history and archaeology education. Chapters cover teaching and history education theory, and apply this to various case studies and program examples. This text will prove a much-valued tool for school teachers, museum educators, archaeologists, and historians_challenging and aiding educators to assess and improve their respective programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759100435
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

M. Elaine Davis is director of education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Teaching and Learning History Chapter 3 Chapter One: History Matters Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Thinking Our Way into the Past Part 5 Part II Constructing the Past: A Case Study from Southwestern Colorado Chapter 6 Chapter Three: A Sense of Place Chapter 7 Chapter Four: The Research Design and Project Parameters: Teachers, Students, and Curriculum Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Pieces of the Past Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Making Meaning of the Past Part 10 Part III: Teaching A History That Matters Chapter 11 Chapter Seven: Constructing Pedagogy: Applying Research to Practice Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: History as a Dialogic Practice: Sharing Authority for Constructing the Past Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Understanding Understanding: Some Tools for Qualitative Inquiry Part 14 Appendices Chapter 15 Data List Chapter 16 Interview Guide Chapter 17 Student Questionnaire Part 18 References Part 19 Index Part 20 About the Author

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