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FROM CONTENT TO CONCEPTS: USING CONCEPT MAPPING TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN TO THINK LIKE HISTORIANS

Kallgren, Daniel C FROM CONTENT TO CONCEPTS: USING CONCEPT MAPPING TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN TO THINK LIKE HISTORIANS.

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Abstract

Very often students arrive in collegiate history courses with a simplistic idea of what history is and what historians do. In particular, students have little understanding of the complexity of historical analysis and fail to understand the variety of issues that historians need to consider when writing about the past. These issues – such as context, chronology and causation, and continuity and change over time – can be treated as core concepts that students need to understand and develop a facility with in order to start to think like an historian. This project addresses this by using concept mapping as a way to help students learn these key ideas and concepts. This presentation focuses on an introductory United States history course. The author describes how concept mapping was utilized as a way to develop these skills in undergraduate history students.

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Depositing User: Claudia Martínez
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 08:11
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/491

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