Oral History in Digital Education (Belarusian Experience)



The article deals with a qualitative analysis of a series of Belarusian didactic products used oral memories and oral history approaches, and examines the evolution of approaches within the framework of digital transformation, modern methods of oral history, goals and objectives of teaching, pedagogical methods. It is concluded that digital transformation provides the opportunities for fixing sources and creating online repositories available for operational use. At the same time, the most relevant didactic products are mixed – digital and printed. The first option provides accessibility, the second is the highest quality direct practical work with trainees. For several decades, the introduction of oral history methods into teaching has undergone survived serious transformation: from training in the skills of collecting and reconstructing family histories to non-factual evaluative problem work. Oral history is a kind of the “design” method for teaching the past. It also requires a problematic, debatable, research approach to teaching. We can say, that digital transformation is inseparable from the development of humanitarian technologies, which is manifested in certain practical aspects.

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Keywords: oral history, oral memories, digital humanities, digital education

Publication rubric: Digital Transformation and Online Education: Technologies, Tools & Models

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Ivanova O.S. Oral History in Digital Education (Belarusian Experience). Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2021): Collection of Articles of the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 11-12, 2021 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2021., pp. 118–127.


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Information About the Authors

Olga S. Ivanova, PhD in History, Associate Professor, Chair of the Source study, Historical Faculty, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8355-6060, e-mail: ivanova.volga.s@gmail.com



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