Hong Kong grade five students' experience of a unit on the American Civil War

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dc.contributor.author Cheh, Gene
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-04T16:58:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-04T16:58:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-02-04T16:58:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2150
dc.description.abstract This phenomenological study describes the lived experiences of grade five students of a social studies unit on the American Civil War taught in an international school setting. Specific aims were: (1) to examine and explore the content learned and student experiences of the various activities during the unit and (2) to comment on the current state of the unit in order to make specific recommendations to improve student learning. This study reveals that student experience of the American Civil War Unit is varied, complex and often surprising. Additionally, the role of the teacher remains highly influential in terms of how a student perceives the experience, even during the most exciting events and activities. This study also suggests that information about students' experiences should be sought in determining those aspects of learning not typically measured by traditional means in order to make informed decisions about how to improve student learning experiences. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject history en
dc.subject study and teaching en
dc.subject American Civil War en
dc.subject Elementary education in Hong Kong en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Education en
dc.title Hong Kong grade five students' experience of a unit on the American Civil War en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Blades, David W.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en

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