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Workshop by Laurence Bragard, House of European History

Many reasons can bring individuals and groups into confrontation with each other. At the same time, there are things we cannot achieve without others. This workshop will explore dynamics of war and peace. It highlights how Europe today is largely the result of both a history of war, occupation and destruction, and a history of solidarity, negotiation, and reconciliation.

To illustrate these simultaneous opposing and intertwining processes, this workshop will focus on what does it take to make peace. Indeed, news reports and the stories of battles that fill history textbooks should not make us forget that there are, and have always been, people and groups working for a culture of peace. We want students to learn about some of them! The learning outcomes of this workshop will aim to make student understand the contemporary and historical significance of peace activism and to realise that peace is a challenge that requires action to be taken.

Laurence Bragard, Museum Educator in charge of school programming at the House of European History, will present different activities on the theme of conflict that you can use in your classroom. These learning activities are part of the thematic online learning resources available in the 24 official languages of the European Union on the website of the museum.

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27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

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Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

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About the Workshop Host

Laurence Bragard develops, co-ordinates and delivers the formal learning offer of the House of European History. She has worked with school, youth and family audiences in museum and gallery settings for over 15 years. She has extensive experience of object based learning practice and played a key role in developing the educational handling collections at the museum. She has facilitated numerous online and onsite teachers’ seminars at the House of European History and with teachers networks such as eTwinning and EuroClio.

She has a Masters in Cultural Studies from Leuven University and studied Art History at the Free University of Brussels.


November 9, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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