David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (7):779-795 (2010)
There is a confusion over and inchoate understanding of how the past is made understandable through postmodernist historical orientation. The purpose of the article is to outline the characteristic features of the postmodernist movement in social sciences, to explain its confrontation with history, to document its critique of the conventional practice of history, and to discuss its implications for history education. The postmodernist challenge to the foundations of the discipline of history is elucidated with an emphasis on its epistemological underpinnings. Implications of postmodernism for the teaching and learning of history are discussed
|Keywords||Historiography Postmodernism Epistemology History education Philosophy of history Social studies education|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Richard J. Evans (1997). In Defence of History. Granta Books.
Henry Giroux (1995). Series Foreword. In Michael Peters (ed.), Education and the Postmodern Condition. Bergin & Garvey.
Keith Jenkins (1991). Re-Thinking History. Routledge.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
J. C. D. Clark (2003/2004). Our Shadowed Present: Modernism, Postmodernism, and History. Stanford University Press.
Willie Thompson (2004). Postmodernism and History. Palgrave Macmillan.
Callum G. Brown (2005). Postmodernism for Historians. Pearson/Longman.
Robert Phillips (1998). Contesting the Past, Constructing the Future: History, Identity and Politics in Schools. British Journal of Educational Studies 46 (1):40 - 53.
Added to index2009-04-28
Total downloads131 ( #6,671 of 1,101,544 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #59,466 of 1,101,544 )
How can I increase my downloads?