Historical empathy can be helpful when learning history. However, we do not know what students do when completing an empathy-task or how they perceive this type of task. In the explorative study presented in this article, we recognized different types of empathy-tasks, we saw students showing cognitive as well as affective elements in their responses on an empathy task, and we learned that students think that empathy-tasks are mainly useful to remember facts. Students also mentioned comparing the past with the present and imagining other people’s lives as goals of empathy-tasks.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|