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Svensson, Carl-JohanORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3832-0873
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Svensson, C.-J. & Samuelsson, T. (2019). History as edutainment - Learning at a history theme park. In: : . Paper presented at 44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 21-24, 2019, Chicago, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>History as edutainment - Learning at a history theme park
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When it comes to children’s relation to history, the mix of entertainment and education – edutainment – is an ever-growing trend, blurring the distinction between for example schools, museums and various theme parks. Edutainment establishments attracts growing numbers of children, families and schools every year. The edutainment business is said to offer new methods and different ways of spreading knowledge and tries to introduce novel, surprising approaches to attract visitors. Often the parks use hands-on-pedagogy and visitors get to experience and try features first-handed. The establishments thus expect an active, explorative and interested visitor. Then again, at times it is questioned what visitors actually learn from edutainment institutions, and if the entertainment does not more or less dominate a visit to these places. Research in the field is still scarce, particularly when it comes to studies where researchers follows visitors during their visits. This paper report on a study of 10–12-year-old school children’s visit to High Chaparral a western theme park in Sweden with between 175 000-180 000 visitors every year, a theme park distributing an historical journey back to the 1870s America. In the paper we investigate how the children take on different features and how they through their actions enacts the park. Using material from participant observations during the children’s visits to the park we specifically analyze how the children react to the parks use of history and the mix of entertainment and education at the park. The paper thus highlights the visiting children’s use of history and their contribution in the very learning experience.

Keywords
Theme parks, history, historical concepts, historical learning, edutainment, wild west
National Category
History and Archaeology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46909 (URN)
Conference
44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 21-24, 2019, Chicago, USA
Projects
High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board, 3.2.2-3635-2017
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2019). Äkta och oäkta förfalskningar: En konstskatt i polishusets källare. Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Äkta och oäkta förfalskningar: En konstskatt i polishusets källare
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2019
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42941 (URN)9789173319577 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-02-15
Svensson, C.-J. & Samuelsson, T. (2018). ”Dra på dig bootsen, sadla hästen och ladda knallpulverpistolen, för nu är du i Vilda Västern!”: High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning. In: : . Paper presented at Centrum för barnkulturforsknings Tvärvetenskapliga barnkulturforskardag den 5 oktober, 2018, Stockholms universitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Dra på dig bootsen, sadla hästen och ladda knallpulverpistolen, för nu är du i Vilda Västern!”: High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
temapark, formellt lärande, informellt lärande, autenticitet, historia
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41783 (URN)
Conference
Centrum för barnkulturforsknings Tvärvetenskapliga barnkulturforskardag den 5 oktober, 2018, Stockholms universitet
Projects
High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board, 3635-2017
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-10-17Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2018). En historia som ständigt förnyar sig: Sevärd ny Andrée-utställning. Jönköpings-Posten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En historia som ständigt förnyar sig: Sevärd ny Andrée-utställning
2018 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-PostenArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hall Media, 2018
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41148 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2018). Jakten mot mittpunkten: önskan om att stå i centrum. Jönköpings-Posten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jakten mot mittpunkten: önskan om att stå i centrum
2018 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-PostenArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hall Media, 2018
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42210 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2018). Ondskan har en vardaglig botten. Jönköpings-Posten
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2018 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-PostenArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hall Media, 2018
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41146 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2019-02-15
Svensson, C.-J. (2017). Albin Amelins blommor är ofta förfalskade: Del 2b av 6. Jönköpings-Posten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Albin Amelins blommor är ofta förfalskade: Del 2b av 6
2017 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-Posten, ISSN 1103-9469Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hallpressen, 2017
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36943 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 22 juli 2017

Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2017). Axel Nordgren-tavla kan vara rysk: Del 1b av 6. Jönköpings-Posten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Axel Nordgren-tavla kan vara rysk: Del 1b av 6
2017 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-Posten, ISSN 1103-9469Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hallpressen, 2017
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36942 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 15 juli 2017

Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2017). Bytte tjänsterum för en falsk Hermelin-tavla: Del 5b av 6. Jönköpings-Posten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bytte tjänsterum för en falsk Hermelin-tavla: Del 5b av 6
2017 (Swedish)In: Jönköpings-PostenArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hallpressen, 2017
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36950 (URN)
Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. (2017). De små monumentens tisdagar: Andrées kraschlandningsplats, en rishög i Vaggeryd och annan historiekultur bortom storslagenheten. Geografiska Notiser, 75(1), 23-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De små monumentens tisdagar: Andrées kraschlandningsplats, en rishög i Vaggeryd och annan historiekultur bortom storslagenheten
2017 (Swedish)In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 75, no 1, p. 23-36Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
historiekultur Andrée Vaggeryd Småland identitet plats
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35066 (URN)
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
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