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Title: Developing a theme in social studies : an alternative approach
Authors: Borg, Charles
Keywords: Social sciences -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Study and teaching
Mass media in education
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Borg, C. (1988). Developing a theme in social studies : an alternative approach. Education, 3(2), 5-9.
Abstract: The Council of Europe in its documents on the place of History in Secondary schools, states that 'the teacher who stands in front of the class with a chalk is almost soundly condemned as the teacher who uses the stick'. The statement, directed to teachers who still insist on boring their students by chalking and talking, leaves no room for interpretation. It is direct and clear, emphasizing that: beyond the world of soar throats and chalky air there is a wealth of resources that can inject interest and curiosity, make possible variation of teaching methods, provide stimuli for the fantasy world of students, acquaint students with research techniques, make it easier for students to pursue self-instruction, show the relation of previously isolated facts, relate abstract generalisations with realistic details and, above all, add clarity and precision to the way the lesson is presented.
Appears in Collections:Education, vol. 3, no. 2
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