History : A Field of Study at the Service of Citizenship Education




Mauffette, Paule

History is the preferred discipline when it comes to understanding the values that built our society and that continue to fuel its growth. To know society’s past; to identify trends and issues from a societal perspective; and then to identify the axes of their development; all these things allow the student to position himself on a temporal axis, as regards values carried by society and to consider his own personal contribution as a citizen to the development of that society. This article presents the valuable contribution that History brings to a study program. It discuss pedagogical practices used in the History of the Law course taught to students enrolled in Techniques juridiques (Paralegal Technology) at Collège Ahuntsic. It shows how history helps future paralegals prepare for the exercise of their profession in the respect of cultural diversity, based on citizenship values of equality and personal dignity.

The AQPC acknowledges the financial support, in 2014-2015, of the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage, Canada Periodical Fund, Business Innovation component.

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