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”Tämä ulkopoliittinen linja saattoi olla ratkaiseva niitti” : Historiallinen perusteleminen lukiolaisten teksteissä (2019)

Veijola, A., & Rautiainen, M. (2019). ”Tämä ulkopoliittinen linja saattoi olla ratkaiseva niitti” : Historiallinen perusteleminen lukiolaisten teksteissä. In M. Kallio, H. Krzywacki, & S. Poulter (Eds.), Arvot ja arviointi (pp. 165-185). Helsingin yliopisto. Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia, 16. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308813

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All authors or editors: Veijola, Anna; Rautiainen, Matti

Parent publication: Arvot ja arviointi

Parent publication editors: Kallio, Manne; Krzywacki, Heidi; Poulter, Saila

ISBN: 978-952-5993-27-1

eISBN: 978-952-5993-28-8

Journal or series: Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia

ISSN: 1799-9596

eISSN: 1799-960X

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 16

Pages range: 165-185

Number of pages in the book: 251

Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto

Place of Publication: Helsinki

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308813

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67609


In this article, we explored the historical reasoning of general upper secondary school students. This was done by using texts students produced in a history course based on inquiry-based learning. This course took place during a week in which students were to deal with an event from Midsummer’s Eve in 1957. Then, shots were fired at the summer residence of President Urho Kekkonen of Finland. Shots were meant to to intimidate or murder the president. The identity of the shooter and the motive have remained unknown. Twenty-four students participated in the course. They worked in seven groups, analysed primary and secondary sources and formed their interpretations of a historical event. The data (students’ texts) were analysed by using the framework of historical reasoning developed by Carla van Boxtel and Jannet van Drie. The results of the study pointed to development areas teachers should pay attention to when evaluating the development of historical skills during learning processes.

Keywords: investigative learning; literary skills; inference; history; general upper secondary school students

Free keywords: historical reasoning; inquiry-based history teaching; historical thinking skills

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Reporting Year: 2019

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