Students’ historical contextualization and the cold war

Huijgen, T., Holthuis, P., van Boxtel, C., van de Grift, W. & Suhre, C., Oct-2019, In : British Journal of Educational Studies. 67, 4, p. 439-468 31 p.

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This exploratory study presents an example of how a historical contextualization framework can be used to develop and implement a lesson unit on Cold War events. The effects of the lesson unit on students’ ability to perform historical contextualization are explored in a quasi-experimental pre-test–post-test design with an experimental (n = 96) and a control (n = 73) condition. The students’ answers on a historical contextualization test were analysed. The results indicate that students in the experimental condition increased their ability to perform historical contextualization and displayed less present-oriented perspectives in their answers compared to students in the control condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-468
Number of pages31
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number4
Early online date25-Sep-2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2019



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