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Contested pasts: improving sixth form students’ understanding of historical interpretations

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The study of historical interpretations is a statutory requirement but is also important in and of itself: history can only be understood with recognition that the past is contested and that interpretations are formed through the activities of the disciplinary community. Moreover, as McAleavy (2002) has argued, through studying historical interpretations, students can grasp that there are ‘no monopolies on the truth’ - a crucial appreciation for an informed citizen.

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SSD
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Education
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MSc
Level of award:
Masters
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University of Oxford
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2019-03-22

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