Project

Teaching secondary school students to reason with historical information.

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
Keywords
history education inquiry-based instruction intervention study
 
Project description

Inquiry-based instruction, during which students themselves reason with historical information, is commonly perceived as an effective instructional approach for secondary history education, even though it has seldom been investigated. This intervention study investigates the effect of an inquirybased instruction curriculum on (1) students’ historical reasoning ability and motivation to study history, and (2) teachers’ educational beliefs and post-intervention instruction.