The use of history in many different contexts is a common thing. History is used by politicians seeking to validate their point of view, by artists or moviemakers trying to tell a story from a certain point of view and so on and so forth. It is important that people are able to tell the difference between qualified and unqualified use of history, to tell whether history is being used or abused when they meet the use of history in their everyday life. This paper takes a look at what students are taught today at approximately high school level in Danish schools, more specifically what they are taught about the use of history, how to recognize it for what it is and take a critical standpoint when encountering use of history. Also, I seek to discover what the appropriate ministerial decrees say about the matter, what is mandatory curriculum regarding the uses of history, and how that matches with what I experienced during a traineeship at Roskilde Gymnasium. I find that the decrees are unspecific in this matter, but to a certain degree the students are taught about the uses of history they may encounter in their everyday lives.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2015|