Application of historical literacy in history learning in the time of COVID-19


  • Kurniawati History Education of Postgraduate Program, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ayuningtias Rahman History Education of Postgraduate Program, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia


COVID-19, historical literacy, history learning, online distance learning, pandemic


The purpose of this study was to determine how the application of historical literacy during the Covid-19 pandemic is forced to Online Learning. This research uses a qualitative method in the form of a case study in a private school in East Jakarta, with history teachers and students as key informants. The result of this study is that history teachers have difficulty with allocating time. The difficulty of the teacher increases if history learning is associated with historical literacy which requires students not only to read and understand one source but various historical sources including primary sources. History teachers feel that their students' literacy levels are still lacking even though they do not dare to generalize all of them because they have not implemented any tests. The teacher thinks that both the level of historical literacy and the students' lack of historical literacy can be measured through the practice questions given in tests. Teachers are also hesitant to say the historical literacy level of their students because online distance learning uses zoom meetings. In conclusion, learning history experienced many obstacles during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are more obstacles if history learning wants to fulfill the concept of historical literacy.


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Kurniawati, K., & Rahman, A. (2021). Application of historical literacy in history learning in the time of COVID-19. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S3), 1299-1306.



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