The value of open distance learning (ODL) in assisting History teachers with heritage investigation.

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dc.contributor.author Lubbe, Henriëtte J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T09:30:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T09:30:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Lubbe, H.J. 2010. The value of open distance learning (ODL) in assisting History teachers with heritage investigation. Yesterday & today, 5:51-70, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5503
dc.description.abstract This article highlights some of the challenges facing history teachers in designing and assessing heritage investigation projects in the Further Education and Training (FET) band and the need for teachers to be proactive in terms of their professional development. It also explores ways in which open distance learning (ODL) can address these challenges by providing guidance, encouragement, practical skills training and resource material, especially to those teachers who cannot take their learners to a museum or heritage site for material or logistical reasons. The article is anchored in a qualitative research methodology and reports on student feedback on the Short Course in School History Enrichment offered by the Department of History at the University of South Africa (UNISA) as well as ongoing inquiry into teacher experience of teaching heritage investigation. It also shares the author’s personal reflections based on informal communication with course candidates and other teachers over a period of more than ten years. The article argues that ODL can play a significant role in history skills development at secondary school level in general and in enhancing the self-confidence and skills of teachers having to teach heritage investigation in particular. It also emphasises the value of informal partnerships between the ODL institution and role players in the heritage field and makes a plea for closer cooperation between academic historians, history teachers, the Department of Basic Education and the heritage sector. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Heritage en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Open Distance Learning en_US
dc.subject ODL en_US
dc.subject Unisa History Department en_US
dc.subject Short Course in School History Enrichment en_US
dc.subject Teacher training en_US
dc.subject FET en_US
dc.subject Museums en_US
dc.subject Heritage sites en_US
dc.subject Electronic resources en_US
dc.title The value of open distance learning (ODL) in assisting History teachers with heritage investigation. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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