‘Just imagine…’ Students’ perspectives on empathy tasks in secondary history education.
Historical empathy can be helpful when learning history. However, we do not know what students do when completing an empathy-task or how they perceive this type of task. In the explorative study presented in this article, we saw students showing cognitive as well as affective elements in their responses on an empathy-task, and we learned students think that empathy-tasks are mainly useful to remember facts.
De Leur, T., Van Boxtel, C., & Wilschut, A. (2014). ‘Just imagine…’ Students’ perspectives on empathy tasks in secondary history education. International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research, in press.