A Place For a More Critical Form of Historical Inquiry in Social Studies and History Classrooms

At University of Calgary, David Scott is a doctoral student in history education. He obtain a bursary from THEN/HiER to travel to Québec so he can be our guest this week at the Chair. Here is one of Dave’ article. In it, he cite Jocelyn Létourneau’ work on historical consciousness.

As documented by Létourneau (2007), powerful collectively held narrations of a national past, or what he terms “mythhistories,” rely on basic narrative structures that carry with them a series of reference points including “binary notions of insiders and outsiders, stereotypes, and other representations that act a basic matrix of understanding, a simple way of comprehending the complexity of the past (and the present as well)” (p. 79).

A Place For a More Critical Form of Historical Inquiry in Social Studies and History Classrooms PDF
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