• Lying about the Past

    Author(s):
    Mills T. Kelly
    Editor(s):
    Jeremy Boggs, J. K. Purdom Lindblad, Bethany Nowviskie
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Praxis, DPih Syllabus, Practice, Assignment, Student work, Student agency, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/x6jy-4354
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Mills Kelly has taught several iterations of an undergraduate history course entitled Lying about the Past. The course conveys historical research methods and ethics by asking students to examine and debunk historical hoaxes. For their final projects, students create a convincing hoax of their own. The results have been explosive. Alongside the emphasis on understanding history by reshaping it, we find this an excellent example of a praxis-based syllabus, in which Kelly makes it clear that he considers his students to be collaborators and depends on their active engagement to shape the course.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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