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Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Educology (S007)
Author(s): Šetkus, Benediktas
Title: Oral history in Lithuanian schools: current situation and challenges
Is part of: Oral history education : dialogue with the past / edited by Danijela Trškan. Ljubljana : Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO, 2016
Extent: p. 149-164
Date: 2016
Keywords: Lithuania;Oral history;School;Soviet period;Contemporary;Memories;Reliability
ISBN: 9789619358948
Abstract: The article presents a brief overview of the role of oral history in Lithuanian schools on the basis of the Programme for the Teaching of History developed in 2008 and the examples from history textbook for grades 5 and 10. The author discusses three most relevant aspects of oral history education. The article first explains why the topic of Soviet repression takes an important place in history teaching in Lithuanian schools and why it is the dominant topic in oral history. It reveals what makes the memories of certain contemporaries of historical events unreliable and gives some pieces of advice on teaching pupils how to determine whether the memories are objective. Secondly, the article brings forward the problem of pupils' perception of historical context, as ir prevents a complete understanding of the memories shared by contemporaries of events. Several ideas on how to help pupils' perception of historical context, as it prevents a complete understanding of the memories shared by contemporaries of events. Severalideas on how to help pupils to prepare for communication with a contemporary of the events of the past are put forward to ensure that the information provided by the informant is uderstandable to pupils. The author points out the third relevant problem – the drawbacks of the questions addressed to the informant (interview). The article also provides the recommendations of certain authors for avoiding the aforesaid drawbacks
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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