Innovating History Education for All
In particular, the project will:
- Enable educators to create their own online learning activities and tools specifically designed to promote historical thinking and transversal competences.
- Foster competence-based approaches to the subject based on critical thinking and the ability to analyse content in a balanced way, question and compare interpretations, assess evidence and make independent judgments.
- Support a large group of educators to become more digitally confident, to act as multipliers with their colleagues, and to transmit their skills to their students.
The consortium will work in the project to develop the following outputs:
First Concrete Results
So far, the project has led to the following results:
Jasik K., Lorenc J., Mrozowski K., Staniszewski J., Walczak A., (2016), Innovating History Education for All - Needs Assessment, Warsaw. - The needs assessment, made by the Institute for Educational Research in Warsaw, helped to identify several problems that educators encounter when it comes to using ICT in history education and to set priorities for the development of new tools in the Innovating History Education for All project. The research consisted of a preliminary questionnaire, two focus group interviews, a survey (translated in 18 languages) which was completed by 235 educators across Europe and individual in-depth interviews. The needs assessment gathered data that helped the project team to determine what kind of tools and exemplar learning activities are most needed, how teachers are likely to use them in practice, and what therefore needs to be taken into account during the development page. This report describes in detail what methodology was used, lists the main challenges that the researchers identified and includes a literature list that can be used for further reading. (Click image to download .pdf)
The core team has written a series of blog posts that introduce online tools that are freely available and can be used to promote historical thinking. The blog posts are written to help history educators use these tools, by making a selection of the many digital tools that are available and describing how these tools can be used specifically for history education. The process of selecting and testing tools has helped the project to find out what functionalities and ideas work or do not work. Valuable lessons that will help to improve the tools and exemplar online learning activities made in the Innovating History Education for all project. The blog posts are available at labs.historiana.eu.
Association for Education and Human Rights Promotion
Súsanna Margrét Gestsdóttir
Georgian Association of History Educators
Mount School York
Jacek Staniszewski, Jakub Lorenc
Educational Research Institute
Georg Eckert Institute
Nique Sanders, Paul Jongsma