SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
 issue3Using iPods to teach HistoryCan Power Point enable history learners to "do History?" author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Yesterday and Today

On-line version ISSN 2309-9003
Print version ISSN 2223-0386

Y&T  n.3 Vanderbijlpark Jan. 2008

 

SPECIAL SECTION: TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY

 

Windows Movie Maker and the teaching of History

 

 

Sekitla Daniel Makhasane

(Student). University of KwaZulu Natal, History of Education

 

 


ABSTRACT

Competence in the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a buzz word today given the fact that ICTs have impacted almost all sectors of the global society. Most employers, for example, require people who possess skills in certain ICT when they look for potential employees. Thus, Department of Education 's White paper on e-Education indicates "The ICT revolution has had impact of curriculum development and delivery and continues to pose new challenges for education and training systems around the world." In this regard, schools as social institutions charged with the responsibility of developing human resources cannot overlook the need for inclusion of ICT in the process of teaching and learning so as to empower and equip learners with necessary skills that they will need to function and meet challenges awaiting them. It is against this background that educational researchers are advocating the integration of ICT in the learning and teaching of history in particular and other subjects in general. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to discuss the implications of the turn to ICT for history teaching and learning with particular reference to Windows Movie Maker and history teaching. The essay will mainly focus on: opportunities, costs, the implications on history teachers' professional practice and challenges in integrating Windows Movie Maker into history education. Possible solutions to the challenges will also be emphasised.


 

 

“Full text available only in PDF format”

 

 

References

American History Association, (2007). Careers for history majors. Retrieved May 02, 2008, from http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/careers/business.htm.         [ Links ]

D Helleiegel. et al. (2004). Management: Second South African Edition. Cape Town: Oxford Press Southern Africa.         [ Links ]

Department of Education. ( 2004). White paper on e-Education: Transforming Learning and Teaching through Information and Communication Technologies( ICTs).         [ Links ]

GR Edgerton & PC Rollins. (2001). Television Histories. Bellarmine University: the University press of Kentucky.         [ Links ]

VJ Gough-Jones, e tal. (1995). Computer Studies for today pascal std 10. ( 2nd ed.). Johannesburg: Lexicon publishers.         [ Links ]

J Farrant & T Farrant. (1980). Principles and Practice of Education. ( 2nd ed.). England: Longman Group UK Ltd.         [ Links ]

M Fleming. (1994). Starting Drama Teaching. London: David Fulton publishers.         [ Links ]

R Jones. (2004). Using Digital Video in history classroom: why, what and how?. Retrieved March 17, 2008, from http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/forum.         [ Links ]

R De Lorenzo. (2007). Learning history through engagement and by using multimedia tools. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.canuckhistory.wordpress.com.         [ Links ]

A Sife & S Sife; E Lwoga & T Lwoga; C Saga. (2007). New technologies for teaching and learning: challenges for Higher learning institutions in developing countries. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.ijedict.dec.uwi.ed/index.pnp.         [ Links ]

J Simkin. (2004). History teachers' forum: professional issues and development. Retrieved March 17, 2008, from http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/forum.         [ Links ]

R Stirzaker. (2008). Mughal moments made memorable by movie maker. Teaching history, TH (130), 30- 38.         [ Links ]

E Taylor. (2007). Global learner: Students film making. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.princianteglobal.blospot.com.         [ Links ]

Western Cape Education Department. ( 2008). WCED/ Khanya bridge the digital divide. Retrieved May 02, 2008, from http://www.wcape.gov.za.         [ Links ]

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License