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'n Verbesondering van plaaslike geskiedenis vir die primêre skoolleerling en onderwyser

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. M.H. Trümpelmann en_US
dc.contributor.author Kruger, Samuel Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T09:58:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T09:58:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-10
dc.date.submitted 1996-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7288
dc.description M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.abstract Present day society displays a noticeable concern with regard to public interest in history. The debate about the relevance of history is increasing. This concern is not unjustified if one closely examines the statistics of high school pupils taking history at matric level. Numerous reasons are given for the pupils' lack of interest in the subject and many academics, historians, teachers and other interest groups have come up with suggestions to counter this phenomenon regarding the lack of interest in history. The dissertation has as its aim the investigation of possible educative advantages in local history teaching and to prove how local history teaching, as an agent of broader history studies, can be used to boost and build pupil interest in history. Reference will be made to local history; what it is, how it fits into broader history and how it can be implemented at primary school level to counter some of the problems educators are experiencing regarding the lack of interest by pupils. Firstly, reference will be made to the educatiye principles underlying local history teaching and how these can be utilized by history teachers in an endeavour to enhance pupils' interest in the subject. Secondly, attention will be paid to the psychological development of pupils. One of the most important characteristics of any didactical situation is that the learning material should be designed in such a manner that it takes into account the intellectual development and abilities of pupils. This is an inherent feature of local history teaching and can be used by educators as a tool to counter the lack of interest that was refered to earlier. One of the reasons why pupils display a lack of interest in their history classes may be because of the traditional method of history teaching in which teachers tend to lapse into unilateral discussions. Local history, if taught correctly, involves active participation by pupils and it is through this active participation that pupils are exposed to the acquisition of historical skills. Pupils, through local history studies, can become critically aware, analytical, nonprejudicial and may strive to continiously seek the truth. Futhermore, the dissertation will argue that through the acquisition of such skills, pupils learn to find an objective, well-balanced and meaningful history and this in itself can lead to the cultivation and enhancement of interest in history, which is of vital importance to a subject that reflects a deteriorating interest-level. Lastly, the dissertation intends to prove that if the educative principles and cognitive values, encompassed in local history teaching are comprehensively explored at primary school level, this may help pupils acquire the necessary skills essential for futher studies in the subject and also vitally important for maintaining an interest level. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject History - Study and teaching (Primary) - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Local history. en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education. en_US
dc.subject South Africa - History - Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.title 'n Verbesondering van plaaslike geskiedenis vir die primêre skoolleerling en onderwyser en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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