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"Jag är mer intresserad av pardans": Sjätteklasselevers syn på historieämnets relevans för deras liv och samtid
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine the historical consciousness and the use of history among pupils in 6th grade, in Swedish elementary school. To do this, the aim is to answer the following questions: Which types of history use are to be found among 6th graders, and how are these expressed? What historical consciousness/historical thinking do 6th graders display, and how is this expressed? What interest do 6th graders have in history?

The method used in this study is a survey, which has been answered anonymously by 60 pupils in four different classes, from four different elementary schools, and in four different Swedish suburbs. The final analysis is based on theories on historical thinking/historical consciousness, uses of history, and history cultures, described by important historians, such as Rüsen, Ammert, and Karlsson.

The study has led to the conclusion that, although a large majority of the pupils say that they are interested in history and think it is relevant, very few of them can mention uses of history outside the school context. The answers do not reveal a notably developed historical consciousness, even though there are signs expressing historical consciousness to a limited extent. One of the main characteristics of historical consciousness among the pupils is their use of concepts for historical change, such as development and consequence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 62
Keywords [en]
History education, historical consciousness, use of history, historical thinking, relevance of history, student perspective, 6th grade
Keywords [sv]
Historiedidaktik, historiemedvetande, historiebruk, historiskt tänkande, historiens relevans, elevperspektiv, årskurs 6
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Didactics History Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34722DiVA, id: diva2:1187796
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Teaching
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-03-06 Created: 2018-03-05 Last updated: 2018-03-06Bibliographically approved

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