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How to Do Things With History: Use of History as a Link Between Historical Consciousness and Historical Culture
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education. Karlstad University, Sweden.
Number of Authors: 1
2016 (English)In: Theory and research in social education, ISSN 0093-3104, E-ISSN 2163-1654, Vol. 44, no 4, 479-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article centers on a theoretical discussion of how use of history can be addressed as a distinct concept, analytically and pedagogically. The point of departure is the field of history education research in the Nordic countries where the concept has become a term to denote the space of action between historical consciousness and historical culture. The concept is introduced and the relationship between history and use is investigated further from a phenomenological perspective. Use of history is conceptualized as how people actively use the historical culture available to them. Through communication, they explain, build, and transform identities and societies. It is also suggested that use of history is a 3rd aim for history education. In addition to supporting students' content knowledge and abilities to think historically, this article advocates the need to identify and analyze the role and function of history in contemporary life as an aspect of learning history.

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2016. Vol. 44, no 4, 479-504 p.
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historical consciousness, historical culture, history education, speech act theory, use of history
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149047DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2016.1211046ISI: 000412489700002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-149047DiVA: diva2:1157475
Available from: 2017-11-16 Created: 2017-11-16 Last updated: 2017-11-16Bibliographically approved

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