A long way? Introducing digitized historical newspapers in school, a case study from Finland

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Newspapers help teachers to connect their classes with the real world. Their role in education is widely researched, but the use of historical newspapers has attracted little attention. Using social practice theory, this article examines the practices they enable, and how such practices relate to the skills and knowledge upper-secondary students are expected to acquire in school. These questions are pertinent today, as the digitization of newspaper heritage is generalizing access to materials traditionally considered for scholarly research...
Original languageEnglish
JournalSeminar.net : International Journal on Media, Technology and Lifelong Learning
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)46-61
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • media education
  • newspapers in education
  • historical newspapers
  • digital libraries
  • upper-secondary school
  • case study

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