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The design and use of a database for the teaching of history at primary school level

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dc.contributor.author Paul JRM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:40Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25763
dc.description.abstract The research undertaken attempted to provide final year primary education teacher-trainees with one example of the way in which the electronic database can be used to change the teaching of history. By researching in the field and entering data into a data base, the teacher-trainees were able to look at information in new ways. By selecting and sorting data by different fields, they were able to act as true historians - each interacting with the data in his or her own way to extract knowledge that is arguably unique for each participant. The data base was then used with a class of standard four pupils, with the researcher acting as participant observer. The reactions and responses of the pupils to the data was noted and these are discussed in the results. A non-participant observer, also a primary school history teacher, provided input with respect to the validity of the learning experience and to act as a control. The research is described, together with the observations of the researcher, teacher-trainees and pupils involved. The observations of the non-participant observer are also discussed. Shortfalls and difficulties encountered are pointed out, and areas for further research suggested. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Didactics (special school subjects) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title The design and use of a database for the teaching of history at primary school level en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en


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