History as evidential study in teaching of the Holocaust.

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dc.contributor.author Bikwana, Nokuzola
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T07:29:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T07:29:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Bikwana, N. 2011. History as evidential study in teaching of the Holocaust. Yesterday & today, 6:63-77, 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/10394/6723
dc.description.abstract This paper will discuss how various programmes support the teaching of the Holocaust through evidence. The Holocaust also provides an ideal backdrop for a study of racism, victimisation and persecution. Mindful of the difficulty of comparing historical events, we nonetheless maintain that of a study of the Holocaust can show the learner evidence of the negative impact of racism, oppression, persecution, prejudice, stereotyping and victimisation in any society. We argue that the study of the Holocaust can encourage the learner to resist racism, discrimination and xenophobia, and develop empathy with the victims of prejudice. In so doing, learners can come to an understanding of their role as active members of the society, and those of others as bystanders or collaborators. We maintain that this aim is defeated when the educator or facilitator fails to provide enough evidence that will elicit empathy, understanding and develop this sense of agency among the learners. History is explored as an evidential study using various sources ranging from primary ones like photographs, artefacts, documents as well as secondary sources. To this end this complex study is brought to life through the use of evidence provided, and the learners learn valuable skills. 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 Prejudice en_US
dc.subject Racism en_US
dc.subject Evidence en_US
dc.subject Stereotyping en_US
dc.subject Sources en_US
dc.subject Holocaust en_US
dc.subject Empathy en_US
dc.title History as evidential study in teaching of the Holocaust. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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