Social media, new technologies and history education

Haydn, Terence and Ribbens, Kees (2016) Social media, new technologies and history education. In: Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-52907-7

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This chapter explores the implications of recent developments in technology and social media, having a significant impact on the way in which young people learn history in schools and outside schools. New technology not only has a positive influence on education, it also has unintended negative consequences. Positioning the increasing influence of the internet and social media in history education in a broader discourse about new technology and education, we pay attention to the potentially harmful effects on history education. Furthermore we focus on the attributes that are helpful to history teachers and students while reflecting on ways in which well-informed use of social media helps to obviate negative consequences of ‘bad’ history.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: history education,historical culture,new technology,social media
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:46
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 08:51

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