Improving history learning through cultural heritage, local history and technology

Graça Magro, Joaquim Ramos De Carvalho, Maria José Marcelino

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Abstract

History learning is many times considered dull and demotivating by young students. Probably this is due because the learning process is disconnected from these students' reality and experience. One possible way to overcome this state of matters is to use technology like mobile devices with georeferencing software and local history and heritage sources in a collaborative experimental approach to learning historical concepts of the traditional curriculum. This paper describes a study that has been done with a classroom of 7th graders in the scope of the History discipline and that combines the mentioned ingredients to foster history learning and interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, ML 2014
EditorsInmaculada Arnedillo Sanchez, Pedro Isaias, Luis Rodrigues
PublisherIADIS
Pages34-40
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789898704023
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Mobile Learning, ML 2014 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 28 Feb 20142 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, ML 2014

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Mobile Learning, ML 2014
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period28/02/142/03/14

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Discovery learning
  • GPS
  • History learning
  • Local heritage
  • Smartphones

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