Investigating adolescents’ historical reasoning skills when analyzing and interpreting an image

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Publikationsdatum
10.01.2024
Typ der Arbeit
Studiengang
Typ
01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
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Herausgeber:in (Körperschaft)
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Übergeordnetes Werk
Historical Encounters
Themenheft
DOI der Originalpublikation
Reihe / Serie
Reihennummer
Jahrgang / Band
11
Ausgabe / Nummer
1
Seiten / Dauer
95-112
Patentnummer
Verlag / Herausgebende Institution
University of Newcastle
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Auflage
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Abtretungsempfänger:in
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Zusammenfassung
This study investigated adolescents’ (secondary school students, N = 145, M age 13.9 years) historical reasoning skills when analyzing and interpreting an image. Presumably, historical reasoning can be fostered when engaging in inquiry-based writing. However, in past research using inquiry-based writing tasks, textual sources rather than images prevailed. The present research investigated students’ writing skills when interpreting a historical image. Participants were presented with a historical photograph and were asked to write a structured text about their analysis and interpretation of this image. A scoring rubric was developed to assess the quality of students’ historical reasoning skills, specifically: (1) asking and answering historical questions, (2) reasoning about images, and (3) reasoning with images. Findings show that the factor structure of the scoring rubric largely overlaps with theoretically distinguished components of historical reasoning. Students were able to ask historical questions and write a well-structured text. However, most students did not describe and analyze the source of the image and did not refer to the main message of the image. Further, many students could not identify the image’s relevance for the present. Importantly, the findings imply that students’ methodological competencies to critically analyze and interpret the used image were not elaborated. Possibly, they do not receive sufficient training addressing these skills. This seems problematic, not only in history education but also when deriving meaning from images in everyday life.
Schlagwörter
Fachgebiet (DDC)
370 - Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Projekt
Veranstaltung
Startdatum der Ausstellung
Enddatum der Ausstellung
Startdatum der Konferenz
Enddatum der Konferenz
Datum der letzten Prüfung
ISBN
ISSN
2203-7543
Sprache
Englisch
Während FHNW Zugehörigkeit erstellt
Ja
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Begutachtung
Peer-Review der ganzen Publikation
Open Access-Status
Diamond
Lizenz
'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/'
Zitation
VAN LOON, Kevin, Dominic STUDER und Monika WALDIS WEBER, 2024. Investigating adolescents’ historical reasoning skills when analyzing and interpreting an image. Historical Encounters. 10 Januar 2024. Bd. 11, Nr. 1, S. 95–112. DOI 10.52289/hej11.107. Verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.26041/fhnw-8086