A1 Journal article (refereed)
Lukion historian opettajien käsityksiä esseen arviointiin vaikuttavista piirteistä (2021)

Paldanius, H., Sulkunen, S., Luukka, M.-R., & Saario, J. (2021). Lukion historian opettajien käsityksiä esseen arviointiin vaikuttavista piirteistä. Ainedidaktiikka, 5(1), 3-22. https://doi.org/10.23988/ad.98334

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All authors or editorsPaldanius, Hilkka; Sulkunen, Sari; Luukka, Minna-Riitta; Saario, Johanna

Journal or seriesAinedidaktiikka


Publication year2021

Publication date17/11/2021


Issue number1

Pages range3-22

PublisherSuomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78722


This article focuses on history teachers’ beliefs about the textual features relevant for assessing essays in general upper secondary school. The data comprise group discussions about essays that were analyzed with content analysis and the essays analyzed with systemic-functional theory. The focus was on linguistic realization of the features teachers valued. The results showed that history teachers particularly valued presenting historical knowledge and answering the task. They had fewer expectations about the use of the source material and students’ own argumentation. The linguistic analysis of the essays showed that language of history and historical knowledge intertwine: e.g. smooth information flow and analytical authorial voice demonstrate mastery.

Keywordsgeneral upper secondary school studentsessayswritinghistoryliterary skillsevaluationhistory teacherssystemic functional grammar

Free keywordsassessment; disciplinary literacy; history; essay; systemic-functional theory

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Reporting Year2021

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