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Photography in school history education

Katarzyna Napierała-Rydz

Abstract

The study focuses on showing the role of photography in history didactics. Its objective is to determine: 1.what role photography can play, taking into consideration its impact on the recipient ( student); 2.what role photography plays in history education and to what extent it is used. The following instruments were applied to achieve the objective: the analysis of subject literature, a questionnaire addressed to the students and teachers, and a didactic experiment involving presenting photographs during history classes and comparing information memorized by the students ( experimental groups) with those (control groups) who had covered the same history topics using no photographs. The study involved a group of 164 students aged 17-18 and 20 teachers of history. The analysis of subject literature and research results prove a significant and possible area of using photography in history didactics, and the desirability of its use as a source of historical information and aesthetic experience. Special attention must be paid to the teacher: his/her ability to select the photographs which are most adequate to presented topics and their capacity to manage students’ activity. Also, the study shows that there is a need to develop the use of photographs in teaching of history as a didactic means enhancing the effectiveness of teaching, regarding its multifunctional impact on the recipient.
Record ID
UAMb3701d6315944ec48db70fe6bcdd5a74
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Katarzyna Napierała-Rydz Katarzyna Napierała-Rydz,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Fotografia w szkolnej edukacji historycznej
Title in English
Photography in school history education
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
history / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.3 history
Status
Finished
Defense Date
11-03-2015
Title date
11-03-2015
Supervisor
Maria Kujawska Maria Kujawska,, Undefined Affiliation
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/12824 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
photography, types of photography, photography as historical source, aesthetic experience, historical education
Abstract in English
The study focuses on showing the role of photography in history didactics. Its objective is to determine: 1.what role photography can play, taking into consideration its impact on the recipient ( student); 2.what role photography plays in history education and to what extent it is used. The following instruments were applied to achieve the objective: the analysis of subject literature, a questionnaire addressed to the students and teachers, and a didactic experiment involving presenting photographs during history classes and comparing information memorized by the students ( experimental groups) with those (control groups) who had covered the same history topics using no photographs. The study involved a group of 164 students aged 17-18 and 20 teachers of history. The analysis of subject literature and research results prove a significant and possible area of using photography in history didactics, and the desirability of its use as a source of historical information and aesthetic experience. Special attention must be paid to the teacher: his/her ability to select the photographs which are most adequate to presented topics and their capacity to manage students’ activity. Also, the study shows that there is a need to develop the use of photographs in teaching of history as a didactic means enhancing the effectiveness of teaching, regarding its multifunctional impact on the recipient.
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMb3701d6315944ec48db70fe6bcdd5a74/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMb3701d6315944ec48db70fe6bcdd5a74

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