Can power point enable history learners to "do history?".

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dc.contributor.author Maposa, Marshall Tamuka
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-16T07:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-16T07:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Maposa, M.T. 2008. Can power point enable history learners to "do history?". Yesterday & today, 3:120-133, 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/10394/5536
dc.description.abstract The use of technology in History teaching is not a new phenomenon, but its impact has been varied depending on the context, teachers and, more importantly, the nature of the innovation. For years, I have come across the "history is boring" comment ad nauseum. For some History teachers, the adoption of technology in the classroom might seem to be the antidote to this problem. One of the most common pieces of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to be used in the classroom is Microsoft's Power Point program. A common, but not necessarily proven assumption is that if the History teacher employs this program then the classroom will be set alive with learner participation and enjoyment. The contention in this essay is that the technology in the History classroom is what the teacher makes it – implying that on its own Power Point can not create an active teaching and learning process. To be more specific, from a constructivist point of view, History teaching and learning is an interactive process whereby the learners are expected to "do History", that is, to practice the construction of their own histories with the guidance of the teacher and it is up to the teacher to create a particular learning atmosphere and culture in his/her history classroom. 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.title Can power point enable history learners to "do history?". en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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