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'Stepping into other people's shoes': teaching and assessing empathy in the Secondary History Curriculum

Harris, Richard and Foreman-Peck, Lorraine (2004) 'Stepping into other people's shoes': teaching and assessing empathy in the Secondary History Curriculum International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research, 4, (2), pp. 1-14.

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The concept of empathy has re-appeared in professional discourse about history teaching. The authors offer a conceptual analysis of this problematic concept, re-visit the objections raised in the 1980s and 90s and conclude that it is a valuable aim for history teaching today. Problems and objections to teaching and assessing empathy are discussed and principles to guide practice are suggested.

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Published date: July 2004
Keywords: concept of empathy, history teaching, assessing empathy, teaching empathy


Local EPrints ID: 14705
ISSN: 1472-9466
PURE UUID: 44511ef5-91d2-4c9f-a1ef-31b19322c10f

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:53

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Author: Richard Harris
Author: Lorraine Foreman-Peck

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