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Perspectives on historical film literacy : a didactical study of students' historical and emotional meaning making through feature film

PhD project The present study addresses what happens when historical feature film is used in history education. The purpose of this thesis is to develop new knowledge of historical film literacy through a study of the feature film’s didactical potential in an educational context.

This is carried out through an analysis of the historical meaning making among upper secondary students when viewing historical feature films, and special attention is paid to the importance of emotions in the students’ meaning making through historical feature film. A focus of the study is the didactical dilemma, previously addressed in historical film research, that arises in the use of feature film in history or social studies education, in relation to educational context, film experience, and historical understanding.

Project overview

Project period:

2014-09-01 2017-09-29

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies, Umeå School of Education

Project description

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Latest update: 2018-11-12