Att levandegöra historia : En undersökning om att använda Stockholms Stadsmuseums historia i historieundervisningen

by Svensson, Jenny

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this paper has been to shed light on the ways the history represented at the City Museum of Stockholm can be used in education at the Gymnasia level. I have made use of the following set of questions to attain this purpose: 1) How is the City Museum's activity vis-á-vis the gymnasia organized and what is the purpose of this activity? 2) What positive results do the interviewees see in the collaboration between the schools and the Museum? 3) Why did the teachers represented in this paper choose to make use of the Museum in their education? The bulk of the study is based upon three interviews with the First Curator at the City Museum of Stockholm and two teachers, from Viola Gymnasiet and Skogsgårds Gymnasiet respectively. My method is qualitative and interpretative with hermeneutic features.In my interpretation of the source material I have made use of historian Klas-Göran Karlsson's classifications regarding the needs for various forms of history, use of history, users and functions of results. In this way I have been able to establish how the Museum and the teachers represented in the study make use of the history that is represented at the Museum. The Museum and the teachers both use history according to their needs to reconstruct and discover, the latter represented by the research undertaken by the Museum. Hence, it is a scientific usage. The parties also have a need illustrate, make public, and debate; and in this way to make pedagogic use of history. The Museum also makes commercial use of history, which means it is in their interest to increase the value of history.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:use of history museum education


Date of Publication:08/07/2006

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